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A Bermudian Schooner Yacht Offshore

Fine art

Object connections:

Collection Fine art, Oil paintings, Maritime Art Greenwich
Gallery locationAtlantic Gallery (Floor plans)

Object details:

Object ID BHC1161
Description A scene off Port Royal at the entrance to Kingston Harbour, Jamaica. The schooner yacht has been depicted broadside, in full sail. The fact that it flies the white ensign, a St George's cross burgee and a three-flag signal from the foretop suggests it may be a vessel of the Royal Yacht Squadron. There are seven people on board. In the foreground two islanders are depicted holding paddles in a small canoe-type boat, emerging from rocks close to shore. They have caught a turtle that lies on its back between the two men. In the distance, the Blue Mountain range is visible, tinged with purple, and in front of the mountains, on the coast, lies Port Royal. The wall of the harbour, palm trees and the port have been included, together with a sand bar out from the shore, with palm trees on the far right. Other sailing craft are also visible. Lynn was a London artist and there is no evidence he went to the Caribbean, so this has to be a specific commission using other sources. The paintings is signed, bottom right, 'J Lynn 1834'.
Date made 1834

Artist/Maker Lynn, John
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Macpherson Collection
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Painting: 302 x 455 mm; Frame: 408 mm x 558 mm
  • A Bermudian Schooner Yacht Offshore (BHC1161)
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