HMS Victory

Made:
1744 in United Kingdom
artist:
Unattributed

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Painting. [Model of HMS Victory; stern view]. / - [1744]. - Oil on canvas, 74.5x65.5cm in gilt frame, 91x82x7cm. - Unsigned, undated, no name cartouche. - Perspective painting at [not 45] degree angle. - Formerly in collection of King George III, but not a part of the series of ship model paintings he later commissioned. - Ship Establishment design proposed 1733; built Portsmouth Dockyard; technically a rebuild from frames of previous ship Royal James restarted 6 March 1726; launched 23 February 1737; 100 guns 1st Rate; lost in Casquets, English Channel, 5 October 1744 with Admiral Balchen and 1100 men

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Category:
Art
Object Number:
1864-12/2
Measurements:
frame: 910 x 820 x 70 mm
image: 745 mm x 655 mm
type:
oil painting
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
credit:
Gift of Her Majesty Queen Victoria
status:
Permanent collection

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