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HMS 'Royal Oak'

Photo credit: Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

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The museum has 13 pairs of paintings of ship models, bow and stern perspective views. Ten pairs were assembled by the Admiralty at the request of King George III between 1773 and 1775. Most of the paintings were transferred to the museum in 1864 by Queen Victoria.

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  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on panel

  • Measurements

    56 x 76 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    gift from Her Majesty Queen Victoria, 1864


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