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Portrait of an English fourth-rate
The ship is viewed from slightly before the starboard beam and carries, on the broadside, eleven guns on the gun deck, eleven on the upper deck and three on the quarterdeck. It has square decorated ports and is probably one of the sixteen 48-gun ships which in 1677 were armed with twenty-two guns on the gun deck, twenty on the upper deck and six on the quarterdeck. Of these, however, she is not the 'Bonavanture', 'Bristol', 'Dover' or 'Mary Rose'.
This is one of a group of similar pencil drawings (PAH3908, PAH1843, PAF6564, PAH1844, PAH1845, PAH1846 and PAH3910) all of which show ships high out of the water, without guns, and possibly made while they were laid up in ordinary (reserve).
Willem van de Velde, the Younger
Original size: 391 mm x 517 mm
- Image reference: PY3909
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London