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Collection Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsCalypso (1783)

Object details:

Object ID PAF7972
Description Hand-coloured. Calypso was run down and sunk during a gale in the Atlantic by a merchantman she was escorting in convoy, while returning from Jamaica on 30th July 1803. The Calypso is here shown in heavy seas together with other vessels, although it is unclear wether or not this is a depiction of her final moments.
Date made

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials aquatint & etching, coloured
Measurements 234 mm x 354 mm; Mount: 406 mm x 559 mm
  • Calypso (PAF7972)
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