The East Indiaman 'Victorine' pursued by the revenue cutter 'Prince George'

A starboard quarter view of the British ‘Prince George’ revenue cutter chasing after the French ‘Victorine’. Oil painting by William John Huggins. Signed faintly on the lower right.
Although the NMM does not have an impression, this painting was engraved by Rosenberg and published in the Studio’s ‘Yachts & Yachting.’
The ‘Prince George’ was sent out to Australia and while she was on her voyage from London to Sydney on 8 May 1833, she sighted the French ship ‘Victorine’ ‘and made after her in order to put letters on board.’ The Frenchman, thinking the cutter was a pirate, crowded on all sail and tried to get away but she was finally overtaken and the situation explained.’ (Not in Navy List 1831-34)

Object Details

ID: BHC3693
Collection: Fine art
Type: Painting
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Huggins, William John
Vessels: Prince George fl.1810; Victorine fl.1833
Date made: Early - Mid 19th century
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Macpherson Collection
Measurements: Painting: 454 x 607 x 11 mm

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