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The British Fleet Forming a Line off Algiers

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English-born Robert Salmon arrived in Boston in August 1828. Soon thereafter, he began to work on a series of three large-scale paintings depicting events centered around the naval bombardment of Algiers in 1816. In addition to the MFA’s work, he executed a view of the city and a night battle...

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Inscription

Lower right: R.S. 1829

Provenance

Dr. Charles Eliot Ware (1814-1887), Boston; 1887, by inheritance to his daughter, Miss Mary Lee Ware (1858-1937), Boston and Rindge, N. H.; 1937, bequest of Miss Mary Lee Ware to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 3, 1937)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Mary Lee Ware

1829

  • Robert Salmon, English, 1775–1845 or after (active in the United States 1828–42)
Dimensions

251.46 x 483.23 cm (99 x 190 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.500

Medium or Technique

Distemper on canvas

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