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HMS 'Leander' (1813) at sea

Oil paintings

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Collection Oil paintings, Fine art
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsLeander (1813)

Object details:

Object ID BHC3442
Description This oil portrait is thought to depict the 50-gun Royal Navy frigate ‘Leander’ (1813). The ship is beating in a stiff wind with all her principal sails filled, her ensign flying straight out and her decks lined with figures on the lee side. A small sailing vessel passes astern. In the background there is a rocky and mountainous coastline, and on the left of the picture a fortification with a flag flying. This may represent the coast of North America, since the ‘Leander’ was on the North American Station around 1812-1815. She was involved in several notable actions during the Napoleonic Wars and took part in the Bombardment of Algiers (1816). The painting is signed, lower left.
Date made 19th century

Artist/Maker Buttersworth, Thomas
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Macpherson Collection
Materials oil on canvas on board
Measurements Painting: 255 mm x 305 mm x 10 mm
  • HMS 'Leander' (1813) at sea (BHC3442)
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