A 90 Gun Ship, at Spithead.
Published & Sold Jan.y 1, 1806 by Edw.d Orme, Printseller to the King, 59, Bond Street London.
Aquatint with large margins, printed on J. Whatman 1806 paper. 285 x 440mm (11¼ x 17¼").
Warships in Spithead, the 90-gunner with gun ports open. Spithead is an area of the Solent desirable as an anchorage because it is protected from all winds except from the south-east. Plate 27 of the 'Liber Nauticus, and Instructor in the Art of Marine Drawing' by Dominic Serres and his son John Thomas Serres, published during the Napoleonic wars. Both were marine painters to the king, and John was the Master of Drawing at the Chelsea Naval School and, according to the title page of the 'Liber', 'Marine Draught-man to the Honourable the Board of Admiralty'.
Abbey Life 345.
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