Louis Garneray (19 February 1783 – 11 September 1857)
was a French corsair, painter and writer. He served under
Robert Surcouf and Jean-Marie Dutertre, and was held prisoner
by the British for eight years...
pictorial work of Garneray comprises 141 oil paintings, 176
engravings and 22 watercolour paintings. Part of his work
was inspired by his adventurous life, such as the capture
of Kent by Surcouf; others were made as peintre officiel de
la Marine, in continuation of the works of Claude Joseph Vernet
and Nicolas Ozanne. Most notably, he realised 64 sights of
French harbours and 40 sights of foreign harbours (engravings),
following the journeys he accomplished in the 1820s. Some
of the paintings were given to the Paris Chamber of Commerce
by the industrialist Meunier.