File:Trafalgar-Auguste Mayer.jpg

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Auguste Étienne François Mayer: English: Unknown title

Français : titre inconnu

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author QS:P170,Q2871318
Title
English: Unknown title
Français : titre inconnu
Object type painting
object_type QS:P31,Q3305213
Description
English: The actual title of the image is unknown, painted in 1836 by Auguste Mayer, it is suggested that the information about the painting was lost during WWII and it was given incorrect background and title when recovered. The picture is one of six that Mayer painted in 1836 about the struggle and fights of ship of the line Bucentaure during the Battle of Trafalgar (cf. Musée Nationale de la Marine website).

The ship in the foreground on right (firing to the Bucentaure) is the British 2nd-rate Sandwich, not present at Trafalgar, actually being hulked for harbour duty at the time. It is therefore generally held that the Sandwich is actually the British 2nd-rate Temeraire, incorrectly titled by the artist, and the dismasted ship in foreground left is the French 74-gun 3rd-rate Redoutable.

Research shows that the French ship in the foreground is actually Bucentaure, as the figurehead is that of Bucentaure, the ship is a two-decker fitting the description and design of Bucentaure and the men clustered around the mainmast fit with the events aboard the Bucentaure during the battle.
Français : Le titre réel du tableau n'est pas connu. Peint en 1836 par Auguste Mayer, il est probable que l'information sur le tableau ait été perdue durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, et que lorsque le tableau est réapparu, on lui ait attribué un contexte et un titre erronés. Ce tableau fait partie d'un ensemble de six. Les six tableaux représentaient les combats que livra le Bucentaure tout au long de la Bataille de Trafalgar (cf. le site internet du Musée Nationale de la Marine).

Le navire figurant au premier plan et qui ouvre le feu sur le Bucentaure est un navire de deuxième classe, le Sandwich, qui n'était pas présent à Trafalgar, étant au port à ce moment-là. Il est généralement admis que le Sandwich est en fait le Téméraire, mal nommé par l'artiste, et que le navire démâté sur le devant de la scène, à gauche, est le Redoutable, un navire de troisième classe français armé de 74 canons.

Les recherches montrent que le navire à l'avant-plan est en réalité le Bucentaure, au vu de sa figure de proue, de sa ressemblance avec la description et la conception à double pont du Bucentaure, et de la présence des hommes attroupés autour du mât principal qui correspond avec la description des événements à bord du Bucentaure lors de la bataille.
Date 1836
date QS:P571,+1836-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q12321255,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 105 cm (41.3 ″); Width: 162 cm (63.7 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,105U174728;P2049,162U174728
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