Portrait of the 'St David'

Viewed close on the port bow, a portrait of the ‘St David’, 54-gun fourth-rate, built 1667, sunk 1690. Only the foremost gun deck port is shown.

This drawing is made with freedom and accuracy but without the addition of any wash. The ship is shown high out of the water and without guns. It is possible that the drawing was made about the same time while the ship was laid up in ordinary.

Object Details

ID: PAH1845
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Velde, Willem van de, the Younger
Vessels: St David 1667 [British navy]
Date made: 1675
People: Velde, Willem van de, the Younger
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Measurements: Sheet: 317 x 408 mm; Mount: 481 mm x 634 mm

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