French School, (17th century); French. Medium: ceramic. Date: 17th Century. Tile panels depicting the Anglo-Dutch fleet attacking the defenses of Dunkirk recently designed and built by Vauban; the fire ships, protected by smoke vessels failed to destroy the jetties; episode in the Nine Years war of 1688-97; also known as the War of the Grand Alliance; Provenance: Musee Municipal, Dunkirk, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.