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The Indiaman 'Royal George' in Three Positions in the Downs, 1779

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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Three views of the Indiaman 'Royal George' in the Downs, off the east coast of Kent. The ship is depicted at anchor on the right in starboard-bow view, being approached by a Deal lugger under sail which may be carrying a pilot. In the centre she is shown getting under way in port-broadside view, with the anchor being fished, men depicted in the rigging and a good view of her elaborate figurehead. A four-oared boat is approaching from the left, the bow oarsman having left his oar to cheer the ship's departure, waving his hat.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

1779

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 63.5 x W 137.2 cm

Accession number

BHC4171

Work type

Painting


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