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Four Marines eating Pease on board the Pallas, Novr 74
No. 18 of 74 (PAJ1976 - PAJ2049). Titled as above and signed 'AVprGB' (to the life by Gabriel Bray). It shows fully uniformed marines - probably a 'mess' of four - below an upper deck hatchway on the 'Pallas' .The two visibly eating are seated on sea chests and the meal could be pease pottage (or pudding) - a porridge of dried split peas baked with water and seasoning. The date suggests the drawing was made while the 'Pallas' was preparing for sea at Portsmouth. This 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)
Original size: 159 mm x 199 mm
- Image reference: PT1993
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Purchased with the assistance of the Society for Nautical Research Macpherson Fund