HMS Berwick

Made:
1747
artist:
Unattributed

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Painting. [Model of HMS Berwick, stern view]. - [1747]. - Oil on copper, tacked to canvas backcloth; image 56x76cm, copper plate c37x60cm in gilt frame, 73x94x7cm. - No inscriptions or title. - Prototype, shown to King George III in 1773, of series of perspective paintings at 45 degree angle of British warship models. - Used to instruct Prince William Henry, later King William IV. - Ship, Establishment design proposed 1733; built Deptford Dockyard; launched 1743; 70 guns 3rd Rate; broken up 1760 Chatham Dockyard

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1865-16/2
Measurements:
frame: 732 x 940 x 70 mm
image: 560 mm x 760 mm
type:
oil painting
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
credit:
Donated by J A B Bonney