Artist: MAURICE SIERON (1879-?)Size: 24 3/8 x 40 1/8 in./62 x 102 cmCondition: A. Printer: O. de Rycker, BruxellesReference: Ref: Côte Belge, p. 62Key Words: Art Nouveau; Ships/Sea; TravelZeebrugge Museum. 1931.It's beguiling to think that a Belgian museum would promote a ship that once attempted to raid its port of Zeebrugge in Bruges, but then again, the Seafront Museum likely aims to tell all sides of its history. The H.M.S. Vindictive was part of the British Royal Navy's fleet of ships and submarines that aimed to sink obsolete vessels in the canal entrance to prevent German U-boats from leaving the port. The plan ultimately failed, but that seems to be of no consequence to Sieron, who presents the Vindictive as a thing of glory as it sails across a Technicolor sunset. Behind this vignette, the British Naval Ensign folds its way into the scene, and in the bottom right, the Bruges harbor and museum are noted.