A sailor centinel on the Pallas's gangway [Bray album] by Gabriel Bray

A sailor centinel on the Pallas's gangway [Bray album]

Gabriel Bray

Fine art poster

More products…
  • Amazing giclée print quality
  • 280gsm thick fine art print paper
  • 100+ year colour guarantee
  • Dimensions:
    • x cm overall ( x in)
    • x cm image ( x in)
£14.95

Image information

Add to wishlist
Close

Our prints

We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.

Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

Read more about our fine art prints.

Manufactured in the UK

All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.

We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

Delivery & returns

We print everything to order so delivery times may vary but all unframed prints are despatched within 2-4 days via courier or recorded mail.

Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.

We will happily replace your order if everything isn’t 100% perfect.

A sailor centinel on the Pallas's gangway [Bray album] by Gabriel Bray zoom

A sailor centinel on the Pallas's gangway [Bray album]

No. 27 of 74 watercolours (PAJ1976 - PAJ2049) Titled as above at the top of the drawing, and dated and signed at the bottom 'December 74 AVprGB' (to the life by Gabriel Bray). The date and signature are a repetition, since Bray himself clearly trimmed this drawing at an early stage, originally signing it 'GB' on the wooden bar towards the bottom and cutting off the date which originally followed the title. The drawing was probably made at Portsmouth before the 'Pallas' sailed for Africa. The man carries what is probably a sea-service musket and wears a great-coat - probably also one issued to him rather than his own.

It is one of 73 drawings by Bray (plus one signed 'NF 1782') preserved in a 19th-century album that was purchased for the Museum by the Macpherson Fund of the Society for Nautical Research in April 1991. They have now been separately remounted. Bray (1750-1823), was second lieutenant of the 44-gun 'Pallas' under Captain the Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819) - later a well-known admiral - on two voyages (1774-77) to report on British interests in West Africa, including the slave trade. The dated drawings refer only to the first of these, from December 1774 to September 1775, though a few may be from the second. Others comprise country views, some of Deal, Kent (where Bray may have come from), and others of social-history interest.
Gabriel Bray

Original size: 128 mm x 66 mm

  • Image reference: L5333

Discover more

More by the artist Gabriel Bray.

Explore the collection Fine art.