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A View of the Fort at Senegal taken from the Road
The British fort at the mouth of the Senegal River was the first place of call specified in the ship's orders for the 'Pallas' voyage in 1775, and she arrived there on 28 January, sailing again on the 31st for the Gambia River: Bray's inscribed date is therefore slightly adrift, probably due to faulty memory. Three small vessels are present on the right, probably merchantmen or small slavers, or others attached to the fort. One is clearly an unrigged brig, laid up behind the buildings, far right. On the left behind the fort is another brig in seagoing condition, presumably the one which Captain Cornwallis's log noted as for the use of Governor O'Hara at the fort, at whose request he supplied her with a small consignment of gunpowder on 31 January, just before the 'Pallas' sailed.
Gabriel Bray (1750-1823)
Original size: 147 mm x 407 mm
- Image reference: PT2034
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London