A Man-of-War Firing a Gun at Sundown

A two-decker third-rate coming to anchor, probably at the Nore. It has been depicted saluting the admiral whose flagship, which may be the 'Royal Sovereign', is visible in the background. The ship is flying the red ensign and the tricolour common pennant, 1661-1850. In the foreground to the left of the beached vessel is a trading hoy. A man stands on the shoreline holding a fishing net.

Monamy, a self-taught artist, was influenced by van de Velde the Younger, and may have worked in his studio. This example is signed 'P. Monamy' in the bottom left-hand corner.

Object Details

ID: BHC1003
Collection: Fine art
Type: Painting
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Monamy, Peter
Date made: early 18th century
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Macpherson Collection
Measurements: Frame: 802 mm x 930 mm x 70 mm;Painting: 623 mm x 762 mm; Overall Weight: 14.6kg

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