French Coast opposite the Isle of Wight


Sailing in a southwesterly direction along the French coast, the Janus passed the port of Calais on the morning of May 19. By midafternoon the ship was nearing Boulogne. On May 20 it passed near the Isle of Wight around four in the afternoon. Bodmer executed a view of the northern prospect of this island and another of the French coast opposite as the Janus made its way down the English Channel toward Cape Hart, England.

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watercolor wash on paper


6 3/8 x 8 5/8

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20th May 1832