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A Man-of-War Flying the Royal Standard, and Other Ships of the Fleet

BHC0936
Fine art

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Collection Fine art, Oil paintings, Maritime Art Greenwich
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID BHC0936
Description A fleet of English men-of-war is shown with other shipping. The ship on the far left flies the Royal Standard of Queen Anne, after the Act of Union with Scotland in 1707. It is not clear if the painting relates to a specific event as there are no other indications present. The two ships in the centre of the painting show a large number of figures on their decks, who resemble dignitaries rather than sailors. They are shown looking over to the ship flying the Royal Standard. This reinforces the interpretation that there is a royal dignitary on board.
Date made Early 18th century

Artist/Maker Vale, R.
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Caird Fund.
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Frame: 1044 mm x 1640 mm x 85 mm;Painting: 851 mm x 1461 mm; Overall Weight 31 kg
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  • A Man-of-War Flying the Royal Standard, and Other Ships of the Fleet (BHC0936)
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