Posts Tagged ‘Laperouse’

Laperouse bust

The Lapérouse expedition: travels and mystery

Jean-François de Galaup, Comte de Lapérouse was a French naval officer who fought on the American side during the Independence War. He distinguished himself by his humane treatment of British prisoners of war. It is interesting to note that, already in the 18th century, the treatment of prisoners of war was considered a test of […]



Lapérouse, explorer extraordinaire, at the Musée de la Marine

Many thanks to Sheramy at Van Gogh’s Chair for an excellent list of this summer’s exhibitions in the United States and France. By the way, if you wish to see Marie-Antoinette or Babylon, you should hurry, because both will be closing in early June. Sheramy did not mention another exhibition, more historical than artistic in […]