HMS Victory

1744 in United Kingdom

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Painting. [Model of HMS Victory; bow view]. / - [1744]. - Oil on canvas, 74.5x65.5cm in gilt frame, 91x82x7.5cm.. - Unsigned, undated, no name cartouche. - Perspective painting at [not 45] degree angle. - In collection of King George III, but not a part of the series of ship model paintings he himself 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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frame: 915 x 820 x 75 mm
image: 745 mm x 655 mm
oil painting
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  • oil painting - visual work
Gift of Her Majesty Queen Victoria

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