John Christian Schetky (1778-1874), Sketchbooks and albums, Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours

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HMS 'Victory' in Portsmouth Harbour, 1824

John Christian Schetky (1778-1874)

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Object ID PAI0907
Description No. 19 of 73 (PAI0889 - PAI0961) Drawing inscribed along the upper edge of sheet 'Victory – Portsmouth Harbour – Victory August/26th/ 1824', and in the lower right 'The ship canted while this was being made – and is therefore/much too long -.' Schetky made a number of drawings of 'Victory' as she lay in Portsmouth harbour. In December 1823 Turner wrote to Schetky requesting help with his large painting of the battle of Trafalgar which George IV had commissioned in 1822: ‘If you will make me a sketch of the 'Victory' (she is in Hayle Lake or Portsmouth harbour) three-quarter bow on starboard side, or opposite the bow port, you will much oblige’.
Date made 26 August 1824

Artist/Maker Schetky, John Christian
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials graphite
Measurements Sheet: 202 x 277 mm
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