PIRATES DECOYING A MERCHANTMAN

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Francois Auguste Biard

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Pirates Decoying a Merchantman

Stipple and line engraving c.1855.
Image 22 1/2 x 30 1/2" (57 x 77.7 cm)
Good condition save for toning in the margins.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 96932
Price: $2,000.00
Publisher : No publisher or engraver's name given.
This engraving gives a mid-nineteenth century view of what buccaneers tactics were, deceiving another merchantman into believing that they are just passing another peaceful ship. Little do they know of the band of ruffians waiting to board and plunder them.

Francois Auguste Biard was a French artist, known for his adventurous travels and the works depicting his experiences.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Marine , Sailing & Yachting

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