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|Description||A portrait of a British frigate shown port broadside-on, with the figurehead of a woman clearly visible. The frigate is flying both the white ensign and the flag of an admiral of the white. A number of sailors on board are shown attending to the main sail. Such ship’s portraits were often commissioned by commanding officers to commemorate their time serving on a ship. It would therefore be entirely appropriate and carry some status to commission Dominic Serres, the most important marine painter of his day to produce a portrait of a command.|
|Date made||Mid to late 18th century|
|Credit||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Macpherson Collection|
|Materials||oil on canvas|
|Measurements||Painting: 305 mm x 455 mm; Frame: 390 x 540 x 50 mm|
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