French School, (17th century); French. Medium: pencil and watercolour on paper. Date: 17th Century. Profil d'un vaisseau en partie borde; Jean Baptiste Colbert de Trocy (1619-93) asked the Academy of Science to publish an Atlas in order to develop the French navy and to reduce the Dutch maritime supremacy; Provenance: Service Historique de la Marine, Vincennes, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.