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Joachim du Perron, Comte de Revel shown in this 1786 portrait by Laurent-Bruno Francois Jourdain, was a French Army officer who served in seven naval battles during the Revolutionary War, as well as at the sieges of Yorktown (1781) and Gloucester (1782). Following the announcement of its alliance with the United States in 1778, France provided military support to the Americans throughout the later end of the Revolutionary War. The Franco-American victory at the Siege of Yorktown proved the enormous value of the French alliance.

Artwork Details

  • Joachim du Perron, Comte de Revel
    Painted by Laurent-Bruno Francois Jourdain
    Besancon, France
    July 1786
    Oil on Canvas
    Museum of the American Revolution
    2013.00.0001

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