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"The Duke of Wellington," Flag-Ship of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Napier. Weighing Anchor
1852-1853
Printer:Printed by E.C. Kellogg & Co. , American, 1851 - 1854
Publisher:Published by E.C. Kellogg & Co. , American, 1851 - 1854
Printer:Printed by Elijah Chapman Kellogg , American, 1811 - 1881
Publisher:Published by Elijah Chapman Kellogg , American, 1811 - 1881
Publisher:Published by Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning , American
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 8 1/16 x 12 5/16in. (20.5 x 31.3cm) Sheet (height x width): 11 9/16 x 15in. (29.4 x 38.1cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel St. John Morgan
Description: A three-masted warship is facing left. Small figures of men are visible on deck, on the bowsprint, on the ratlines, and on the yardarms, presumably in the act of unfurling the sails. Thirty-two cannons are visible through the gunports, which are arranged in three levels. Flags and pennants fly from the masts. A figurehead carved to represent the Duke of Wellington is on the prow of the ship. Numerous small sailboats are in the choppy water around the ship. People crowd the decks of a small steamboat at the far right.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "'THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON,' FLAG-SHIP OF VICE-ADMIRAL SIR CHARLES NAPIER. / WEIGHING ANCHOR. / 377." On verso, lower right, in pencil, "consv CPC 1987" "Dwr 42" accession number and "63980".
Object Number: 1956.83.27
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