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Gustave Le Gray (1820-84)

The French Fleet at Cherbourg, 5 August 1858 1858

RCIN 2934239

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Upon arrival at Cherbourg on 4 August 1858, the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert anchored in the middle of the French fleet. On the morning of 5 August, salutes were fired by the French before the royal couple went ashore to be received by Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie.

Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1858

No. 369