Sir Robert Seppings (1767-1840)
Seppings began his career as a naval architect at Plymouth where he was apprenticed as a working shipwright in 1782. By the end of the century he had become the Master Shipwright assistant there, and in 1800 came to the Admiralty's notice by inventing a new lifting device for ships in dry dock. This, with the encouragement given him by John Henslow, the Surveyor, resulted in him becoming Master Shipwright at Chatham in 1804. His experiments with diagonal stressing in the construction of ships led to his appointment as Surveyor to the Navy in 1813, a position he held until 1835. William Bradley was born in Manchester, and first worked as an errand boy before setting up as a portrait painter there. He moved to London in 1823 where he was encouraged by Thomas Lawrence and had success with the industrial middle classes.
- Image reference: BHC3019
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Royal United Service Institution Collection
More by this artist
Search for similar images
Product images of Sir Robert Seppings (1767-1840)
We use a 240gsm 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.
Due to the coronovirus pandemic and Brexit situation, current shipping times may be longer, particularly for destinations outside the UK.
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.