Greenwich Hospital

An early 19th-century view of the buildings of Greenwich Hospital from the Thames, from the Isle of Dogs. The Royal Observatory is visible in the distance between the two domes. The crowded river scene includes a variety of river craft such as barges, as well as yachts, rowing boats and small ships. The identity of the artist is not known. Although it was traditionally attributed to a Samuel Scott, this is not by the important mid-18th-century painter of the same name.

Object Details

ID: BHC1828
Collection: Fine art
Type: Painting
Display location: Not on display
Creator: British School, 19th century; Scott, Samuel
Places: Greenwich; Greenwich Hospital
Date made: circa 1830-40
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Presented by A. D. Power through The Art Fund
Measurements: Painting: 458 mm x 610 mm; Frame: 558 mm x 707 mm x 68 mm

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