Seamen relaxing on the 'Pallas'
This may have been drawn on the 'Pallas's transatlantic leg from Africa (whence they sailed on 4 April 1775) to Barbados. The view is almost certainly on the starboard side of the main-deck forward hatch, under the companionway, with the starboard anchor cable going down to the tier below. From his apparent headgear the seaman shown and the man seated on a sea chest with a tankard in his hand, far right, are probably Marines. The man in the centre is sewing an item of clothing. See also PAJ2031 which appears to show the port side of the hatchway.
Gabriel Bray (1750-1823)
Original size: 114 mm x 1783 mm
- Image reference: PT2023
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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