Edouard Manet - Battle of Kearsage and Alabama 1864

Battle of Kearsage and Alabama 1864
Battle of Kearsage and Alabama
1864 137х128cm oil/canvas
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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From Philadelphia Museum of Art:
American Civil War naval battle fought off the coast of France, near Cherbourg, on June 19, 1864. In the distance, the C.S.S. Alabama, a scourge of Union shipping, sinks by her stern, clouds of smoke arising from a direct hit to her engines by the U.S.S. Kearsarge, which is mostly obscured from view. This picture was first displayed in the window of Alfred Cadart's print shop in Paris in July 1864, demonstrating Manet's quick response to a sensational and recent news event.