HMS Portland

1774 in United Kingdom
Joseph Marshall
John Binmer

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Painting. {Model of HMS] PORTLAND, / 4th: Rate 50 Guns. [Bow view]. / [bl] I. Binmer. D. ; [br] Marshall, Pt. / 1774. - 1774. - Oil on panel, 56.5x76.2x1.2cm in gilt frame, 73.5x92.5x7cm. - 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 Sheerness Dockyard; launched 11 April 1770; 50 guns 4th Rate; store ship October 1800; prison hulk January 1802; sold out of the Navy 19 May 1817


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image: 565 mm x 762 mm x 12 mm,
frame: 735 x 925 x 70 mm
oil painting
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  • oil painting - visual work
Gift of Her Majesty Queen Victoria

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