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        Cross-section of a vessel lined inside, illustration from the 'Atlas de Colbert', plate 24

        French School, (17th century); French. Medium: pencil and watercolour on paper. Date: 17th Century. Coupe d'un vaisseau double en dedans; 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.

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