Signed by artist, lower right. One of the 'Powerful'-class of protected cruisers, launched in 1895. She was involved in the Boer War (when the Naval Brigade landed from her took part in the relief of Ladysmith) and in suppressing the Boxer Rebellion. In 1904 the class was laid up as an economy meaure but, stripped of armament, they were used as troop transports and accommodation ships in the First World War. In 1920, renamed 'Fisgard III' this one was used for anothet twelve years as a training ship and sold for breaking up in July 1932.
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