Bray Album: 'A Sailor bringing up his hammock, Pallas, Jany 75' by Gabriel Bray

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Print size 28.0 x 35.5 cm
Size of image:
21.6 x 30.5 cm
Frame: Unframed
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Title:
Bray Album: 'A Sailor bringing up his hammock, Pallas, Jany 75'
Artist:
Gabriel Bray
Product code:
PT1989
Copyright:
© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

About

In 1991 the Museum acquired a group of drawings by Gabriel Bray (1750-1823), the second lieutenant on HMS 'Pallas' during a voyage to the coast of West Africa and the West Indies, 1774-1775, under Captain the Hon. William Cornwallis. The drawings are remarkable because they show aspects of everyday life on board a Royal Navy ship during the 1770s, the decade of Captain Cook's three voyages. The drawings are rare if not unique in showing sailors and marines about their daily duties - in this a example a sailor carrying his hammock. This drawing, or one like it, is also shown being inspected in Bray's sketchbook by James Cornwallis - a relative of the captain's who was also on the voyage - in a portrait drawing of him from the same group.
Gabriel Bray

Original size: 185 mm x 131 mm

The Artist: Gabriel Bray

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