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A Model of HMS 'Enterprise'

Maritime Art Greenwich

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Object ID BHC3323
Description A painting showing a model of the frigate 'Enterprise' in starboard-quarter view. It has been depicted fixed to a table base, with a label on the side that reads 'Enterprise 28 Guns 200 Men'. The finely detailed painting was part of a commission of twelve perspective paintings, each of a different class, ordered by King George III. Each was accompanied by a memorandum describing the improvements in design that had been introduced since 1745. The work of producing these perspectives from the original Navy Board plans of the ships was divided between two draughtsmen, Joseph Williams and J. Binmer, whilst Joseph Marshall painted all the pictures. Their task was completed in August 1775. The model of the 'Enterprise' is positioned in a corner of a room, implied by the decorated wall behind featuring classical figures, and a wall frieze. The painting is signed and dated 'J Marshall pt. 1777'.
Date made 1777

Artist/Maker Marshall, Joseph
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials oil on panel
Measurements Painting: 508 mm x 762 mm; Frame: 769 mm x 1015 mm x 80 mm
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