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Watercolour - The Passage of Admiral Duckworth's Fleet in 1806-07 through the Dardanelles'
  • The Passage of Admiral Duckworth's Fleet in 1806-07 through the Dardanelles'
    Spilsbury, Francis B., born 1756 - died 1823
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The Passage of Admiral Duckworth's Fleet in 1806-07 through the Dardanelles'

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1807 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Spilsbury, Francis B., born 1756 - died 1823 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour, with scraping out, laid down on laid paper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    SD.999

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 87, shelf SC, box 33

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Turkey (painted)

Date

ca. 1807 (painted)

Artist/maker

Spilsbury, Francis B., born 1756 - died 1823 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour, with scraping out, laid down on laid paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on the back of the former frame with title and on board of which the present Earl of Westmorland, then Lord Burghesh, was serving as Assistant Adjutant General attached to the Expedition which had sailed from Sicily to Alexandria under General Frazer and being ordered to report the result. Apethorpe. August 23rd 1851.
`Apethorpe' refers to Apethorpe Hall, the home of the Earl of Westmorland mentioned.

Dimensions

Height: 36.2 cm, Width: 57 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt Jas.Mackinnon (ex Bonhams), Jan. 1976, £135'.

Historical context note

In this campaign of 1807, Sir Sydney Smith was third in command under Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth (see DNB). Spilsbury may have been serving under Smith once again. For identification of ships, see Searight Archive.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, `The Passage of Admiral Duckworth's Fleet in 1806-07 through the Dardanelles', about 1807, by Francis B. Spilsbury

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Ships of the line

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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