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The Queen's Birthday. Colours Flying and Manned at the Yards. James Watt

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Collection Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsJames Watt 1853 [HMS]

Object details:

Object ID PAH0957
Description A commemorative image showing the James Watt (shown starboard bow) flying the colours of the nations and manned at the yards. In the distance on her left are three more such ships decked in the same manner, as is the ship on her right. In the foreground is a royal barge with rowers, shown in port quarter view. A buoy floats in the left foreground. Three sailing boats in total can be seen around the image on both sides of the image and in the centre foreground. Illustration for a coloured supplement of the Illustrated London News, 26 July 1856, related to the following passage: ‘“The Queen’s Birthday” requires few comments of ours. A nobler sight is not to be imagined or limned than one of these new leviathans, a screw-propelled first-rate, decked with the flags of all nations, surmounted with the Royal Standard – as she appeared on May 23rd last, when the accompanying Illustration was sketched.’ (p. 84)
Date made 26 July 1856

Artist/Maker Duncan, Edward
Leighton, George Cargill
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials chromoxylograph
Measurements Sheet: 359 x 565 mm; Mount: 482 mm x 634 mm
  • The Queen's Birthday. Colours Flying and Manned at the Yards. James Watt (PAH0957)
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