The 'St Albans' Floated out at Deptford, 1747
John Cleveley came from an English family of painters. He was born and died in Southwark, London and did not become a professional painter until the late 1740s. He lived and worked in part of the Royal Dockyard, in Deptford, near London which he frequently included in his paintings. His work combined depictions of people with topographical accuracy and architectural detail and displayed considerable knowledge of shipbuilding. He was an early exhibiter at the Free Society of Artists in London and two of his three sons, John Cleveley the Younger and his twin brother, Robert Cleveley also became painters after working in Deptford's Royal Dockyard.
|Display location:||Not on display|
|Credit:||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Caird Fund.|
|Measurements:||Painting: 910 x 1570 mm; Frame: 1167 mm x 1830 mm x 120 mm x 30 kg|
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