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Boy- 1st Class. John Travers Cornwell V.C.
Boy- 1st Class. John Travers Cornwell V.C. H.M.S Chester. The Battle of Jutland May 31st June 1st 1916.
Frank O. Salisbury. Painted on board H.M.S Chester, for the Admiralty.
Copyright of the Fine Arts Publishing Co. L.td , 15 Green S.t, London, W.C., and published on behalf of the Cornwell Memorial Fund. [n.d., c.1917.]
Scarce photogravure on india; marked in pencil "First Proof". Plate: 850 x 470mm (33½ x 18½"). Foxing in margins.
A portrait of John Travers Cornwell more popularly known as 'Jutland Jack' or 'Boy Cornwell' who is one of the most famous recipients of the Victoria Cross. From an Archive on Frank Salisbury. Awarded Britain's highest order for military bravery at the age of 16, Cornwell became the youngest sailor ever to be decorated with the award and in doing so became a celebrated heroic figure. Cornwell was left manning the gun on HMS Chester during the Battle of Jutland in 1916 after all his companions were killed, Cornwell, though mortally wounded remained in position awaiting orders until the end of the battle. Painted by Frank O. Salisbury (1874-1962) in 1916, this painting brought Salisbury to Royal attention and he went on to paint 25 members of the House of Windsor as well as Churchill, Woodrow Wilson and other important figures of the time.
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H.M.S. Dido (18 Guns) Casting from Spithead, 1841.
H.M.S. Dido (18 Guns) Casting from Spithead, 1841. To the Hon.ble Capt.n Keppel and the Officers of the Ship this print is respectfully dedicated by The Publishers. [&] H.M.S. Dido (18 Guns) running up Channel, 1845...
Lieu.t Inglefield del. T.G.Dutton, lith. Day & Hague, Lith.rs to the Queen.
London. Published Oct.r 21st 1845 by Messrs Fores 41 Piccadilly, corner of Sackville Street.
Pair of tinted lithographs. Each printed area 325 x 400mm (12¾ x 15¾") Publication line '1845' rubbed.
Pair fine naval lithographs. HMS Dido shown en route to the Far East to participate in the First Opium War in 1841 and her return to England after her involvement in James Brooke's campaign for the suppression of Borneo pirates in 1845. Her captain, Henry Keppel (1809-1904), published ''An Expedition to Borneo'' in 1846, making this backwater campaign famous. He was promoted to Admiral of the Fleet in 1877, appointed First and Principal Naval Aide-de-Camp to the Queen in 1878 and retired in 1879. Dido was an 18-gun Daphne-class corvette built for the Royal Navy launched 1836. Other services included the Syrian War (1840) and a visit to New Zealand in 1847. Later she became a coal hulk at Sheerness bafore being sold for scrap in 1903.
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