H.M.S. Cumberland

A watercolour portrait of 'Cumberland', which was commissioned as a guard ship at Chatham and then recommissioned as a flagship under Captain George Henry Seymour as the flagship of his father, Vice Admiral Sir George Francis Seymour. She served in North America, the West Indies and then in the Baltic for the Russian War in 1854. After a long career, she was finally wrecked in Rosneath Bay in 1889.

This watercolour is a charmingly simple portrait of her from her starboard broadside under full sail.

Object Details

ID: PAF8095
Collection: Fine art
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Vessels: Cumberland (1842)
Date made: 1842
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 233 x 325 mm; Mount: 404 mm x 557 mm

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