Sunday, 30 August 2009

Joseph Vernet

If you have an interest in what a French port was like during the Seven Years War - the people and how they dressed as well as the ships and their cargo then look no further than the works of Joseph Vernet - he was commissioned to make a series of studies of the seaports of France during the 1750s. Wikimedia Joseph Vernet. Vernet online


  1. Do you know which ports these are? Your second illustration actually looks like Rochefort sur mer arsenal I mentioned I visited last month, and which is indeed impressive, totally renovated. If this is what this is, it was built in 1666, on the orders of Louis XIV.

  2. Excellent pics, well done.