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An Early 19th century watercolour of a warship, English, c.1860.

THIS ITEM IS SOLD.

A NAIVE WATERCOLOR OF A BATTLESHIP,

ENGLISH,

Circa 1860.


     The ship with three decks of cannon and three masts appears

sailing into a bay between two bodies of land, the sea is rough and

the sky menacing.  All hands are on deck and the riggingis fully

manned.  The Union Jack flies from one mast and the White Ensign from

the bow.  The use of the Union Jack on a ship is the flag of rank for

an Admiral of the Fleet.

     The ship is of an interesting construction.  It is a model which

was used at the begging of the 19th century but it has been adapted

for steam.  This occured for a period of time in the 1850's and '60's.


     Watercolor: 15 inches x 10 inches.

     Frame: 23 inches x 17 1/2 inches.