Painting. [Model of HMS] SPHINX, 6th Rate 20 Guns. [Stern view]. / [bl] Josh Williams D. ; [br] Josh Marshall, P. - 1775. - Oil on panel, 47x67.5cm in gilt frame, 63x83x7cm. - 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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frame: 630 x 830 x 70 mm
image: 470 mm x 675 mm
- oil painting
- visual and verbal communication
- oil painting - visual work
- Gift of Her Majesty Queen Victoria
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