painting of two fleets of 18th century battleships with sails engaged in battle on the open sea

1781 Battle Off the Virginia Capes. Oil on canvas by V. Zveg, 1962, depicting the French fleet (l), commanded by Vice Admiral the Comte de Grasse, engaging the British fleet (r) under Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Graves off the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.