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The Apollo frigate, of 44 guns, going before the wind

PAF7983
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Collection Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsApollo (1794)

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Object ID PAF7983
Description The inscription on this print lists 'Apollo' as a frigate of 44 guns. However, she is listed, and apparently shown in the picture, as a 5th rate of 38 guns. She is depicted fully rigged in port broadside view. Another naval vessel sits on the horizon in the far distance to the left of the composition. 'Apollo' served in the French Revolutionary Wars, capturing two French ships during 1798. She was wrecked off the coast of Holland on 7 January, 1799, while pursuing a Dutch vessel. Hand-coloured; technique includes roulette work.
Date made 1 July 1795

Artist/Maker Butterworth
Laurie, Richard Holmes
James Whittle & Richard Holmes Laurie
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials etching, coloured
Measurements Sheet: 277 x 372 mm; Mount: 405 mm x 560 mm
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