Arrival of the Fleet for the Coronation Review

The painting commemorates the arrival of the fleet at Spithead to celebrate the Coronation of King George V in 1911. It shows the fleet drawn up in parallel lines for the King and Queen to sail past in the 'Victoria and Albert III'. In the centre the 'Neptune', flagship of Sir Francis Bridgeman, Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet, makes to signal. On the left are two foreign ships, the Russian 'Rossiya' and the German 'Von der Tann'.

The artist was particularly interested in portraying ships of the Royal Navy during the first quarter of the twentieth century. The painting has been signed and dated 1912.

Object Details

ID: BHC0653
Collection: Fine art
Type: Painting
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Cull, Alma Claude Burlton
Date made: 1912
People: King George V
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Caird Fund.
Measurements: Painting: 965 x 1880 mm; Frame: 1200 mm x 2116 mm x 125 mm

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