York Fine Arts, North Yorkshire, UK
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  • Neil Foggo
  • Hermione Makes Her Escape.

  • Original oil painting on canvas

    Signed below left
  • 30" x 20"
    37" x 27" including frame
  • 76 x 51 cm
    94 x 69 cm including frame
  • British handmade frame.
  • Certificate of Authenticity included.
  • Reference Code: NEFO3659
  • Currently Available at our York gallery
  • Own Art Buy with an interest-free loan through Own Art
  • £ 2,285.00

On the 7th June 1781, 15 miles South East of Long Island the French Frigate "Hermione" was intercepted by the British Frigate "Iris" patrolling the local waters.

Before overhauling the Hermione, the Iris fired a heated shot from her bow chaser to slow the enemy frigate. This is the position both vessels are depicted in the painting.

After an hour and a half of canon and musket exchanges the action was broken off and both vessels were left to lick their wounds.

The British were well aware of the Hermione, as she had played a part in breaking a blockage of the British fleet at Chesapeake Bay, delivering funds and reinforcements to Washingtons' Army--a contributory act to the eventual surrender of the British at Yorktown.

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