French School, (17th century); French. Medium: pencil and watercolour on paper. Date: 17th Century. Poupe d'un vaisseau amarre en rade; Jean Baptiste Colbert de Trocy (1619-83) asked the Royal Academy of Science to publish an Atlas in order to develop the French navy and to reduce the Dutch maritime supremacy; inv 140 (1513); b/w photo; black and white photograph; Provenance: Service Historique de la Marine, Vincennes, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.