Reattu, Jacques (1760-1833); French. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 18th Century. 'Time writes on a column the progress of Civilization crossing the ocean; the Genius of France protects it and hurls lightning against vices and abuses; the major French cities eagerly move towards Civilization'; Provenance: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.