Painting. [Model of HMS] SPHINX, 6th Rate 20 Guns. [Bow view]. / [bl] John Binmer. D. ; [br] J. Marshall P. - 1775. - Oil on panel, 47.2x67.8x1.2cm in gilt frame, 63.5x84.5x7cm. - Perspective painting at 45 degree angle from Navy Board original plans. - Commissioned in 1773 by King George III as part of a series of paired bow and stern paintings of British warship models, one example of each class of ship in the naval establishment. Ship designed by Sir John Williams; built Portsmouth Dockyard; launched 1775; 20 guns 6th Rate; captured by the French 1779; recaptured later 1779; broken up in 1811 at Portsmouth
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image: 472 mm x 678 mm x 12 mm,
frame: 635 x 845 x 70 mm
- oil painting
- visual and verbal communication
- oil painting - visual work
- Gift of Her Majesty Queen Victoria
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