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The Bark

A work made of pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, and white gouache, over black chalk, on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, and white gouache, over black chalk, on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1771/80

Artist:

Pierre Ozanne
French, 1737-1813

About this artwork

From a family of naval artists, Pierre Ozanne set out in 1771 as a draftsman on a scientific mission to Spain, the Canary Islands, Africa, and North America, venturing on to Santo Domingo before returning to the coast of France. This scene reveals his mastery of marine subjects as well as his admiration for native peoples, depicted here as both brave and vulnerable in the face of the agitated sea and the enormous European ships.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Pierre Ozanne

Title

The Bark

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

1771–1780

Medium

Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, and white gouache, over black chalk, on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

20.5 × 35 cm (8 1/8 × 13 13/16 in.)

Credit Line

Julius Lewis Endowment and Fund

Reference Number

2007.83

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