The bombardment of Bastia, 6 November 1745
In the painting Bastia and its backdrop of high, wooded hills are rendered in a commanding birds-eye view. In the foreground the English fleet has closed in on the harbour, bombarding the town, which has already caught fire. The lighting focuses on the fleet and the town, heightening architectural detail, but the subtle colour scheme with hues of green and brown creates a balanced impression, holding the composition of this costal landscape together.
- Image reference: BHC0367
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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