Skelt's Views. No 9. The Active Frigate in Stays, in a Light Breeze, off the back of the Isle of Wight.
Engraving. 175 x 280mm, 7 x 11".
H.M.S.Active entered service in 1800, operating in the English Channel as part of the Channel Fleet during the Napoleonic Wars. An insurance document dated 1835, held in the National Archives, lists 'Matthew and Martin Skelt, 11 Swan Street Minories, copper plate printers, publishers and dealers in prints, stationery and fancy ornaments'.
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