The ship 'Ville de Paris' under full sail

Ship portrait. of the 'Ville de Paris', a first-rate of 110 guns built in 1795 at Chatham Dockyard. Admiral William Cornwallis's blue flag is shown at the main. In 1801, he assumed the command of the Channel Fleet from St Vincent and was in turn, succeeded by him in 1806. The white cliffs in the distance suggest that this ship portrait is set in the Channel, with other smaller ships around her. Since Cornwallis took command of 'Ville de Paris' in 1803, and was promoted from Admiral of the Blue to Admiral of the White in 1804, this painting was probably made in 1803.

Object Details

ID: BHC2271
Collection: Fine art
Type: Painting
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Buttersworth, Thomas
Vessels: Ville de Paris
Date made: circa 1803
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Painting: 915 x 1295 mm; Frame: 1155 mm x 1553 mm

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