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The French raft

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • The French raft
  • Description

    Elevation of raft, drawn from model. 1798

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1798
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 175 millimetres
    • Width: 236 millimetres (trimmed to plate-mark)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, key, production detail and annotated 'Hoche' bottom right.
  • Curator's comments

    In December 1796 General Hoche led an unsuccessful expedition to Ireland. He died in September 1797 and the 'French Raft' shown here represents one of those said to be prepared for an invasion of England by Napoleon in 1798,

  • Location

    Not on display (History 1798 Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


Elevation of raft,  drawn from model.  1798  Etching


Elevation of raft, drawn from model. 1798 Etching

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