The Launch of the Hon.ble East India Comp.y's Ship Edinburgh, Captain Henry Bax; from the Dock Yard of Messrs. Wigrams & Green, Blackwall, November 9th 1825, with a view of the Ship Abercrombie Robinson, Captain John Innes, on the Stocks.To Henry Bonham Esq.r MP, the managing owner, this Picture is most respectfully Dedicated, by his Obedient, humble, Servant, W.J.Huggins.
London, Published August 10th 1827 by W.J.Huggins Marine Painter, No. 105 Leadenhall Street.
Very fine coloured aquatint. 440 x 600mm.
The launch of the Honourable East India Company's ship 'Edinburgh'..., 1825, made from the drawing by Huggins and engraved by (from 1834) Huggin's son-in-law Edward Duncan. Published in August 1827, The 'Edinburgh' was built by Wigram & Green at Blackwall and launched on 9 November 1825. The ship on the stocks on the left is the 'Abercrombie Robinson' which was launched the following year. The view is from a boat in the Thames looking roughly north, with the Blackwall mast house visible above the 'Edinburgh' on the edge of the Brunswick Dock. There appears to be a yacht with a figurehead representing 'Fame' and flying the Scottish saltire on the left, and a Trinity House yacht in the right foreground. This is a particularly good and well preserved example of this aquatint.
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