Small East Indiaman refitting

The identification of this ship as an East Indiaman, is probably based on its substantial armament of 20 broadside guns over the hold and the well ventilated 'coach' – the passenger accommodation under the raised poop. The drawing is signed by Pocock, lower right, with an indistinct 1780s date. It is also clearly a relatively early drawing, in the rather stiff grey-wash style that characterizes much of his work while still living in his native Bristol. He only moved to London in 1789 – which is where such ships were normally found – though the location shown is uncertain.

Object Details

ID: PAF5910
Collection: Fine art; Special collections
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Pocock, Nicholas
Date made: 178-; 1780-1789 1780-89
People: Pocock, Nicholas
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 233 x 337 mm; Mount: 405 mm x 556 mm

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