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HMS Shannon

Prints, drawings and watercolours

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Collection Prints, drawings and watercolours, Fine art
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsShannon 1855 (HMS)

Object details:

Object ID PAD6211
Description This print depicts the HMS Shannon at anchor off an unknown coast. The Shannon seems to be taking advantage of her calm surroundings; white cloths, possibly laundry or flags, hang from the rigging, and the guns are run out, presumably to dry. A spar is extended on the port side with the ship's tender tied to it, and another small boat is tied to the stern, ready for immediate use. A white building, possibly a custom's office, can be seen on the distant coastline.
Date made

Artist/Maker Forster & Co
Hodges, Smith & Co
Place made Dublin
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials lithograph, tinted
Measurements Mount: 123 mm x 192 mm
  • HMS Shannon (PAD6211)
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