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The Battery, Portsmouth

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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A painting of about 1830 showing the Battery at Portsmouth from the saluting platform. The guns are lined up on the left and beyond is the fort and protective walls. The semaphore tower is in the centre of the painting with the old houses of Southsea lining the right of the painting. The atmosphere is leisurely as people are taking the air and enjoying the sea view from the platform. Several soldiers are shown on duty and chatting to the passers by, which includes ladies and naval officers.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

c.1830

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 61 x W 122 cm

Accession number

BHC1918

Work type

Painting


National Maritime Museum

Romney Road, Greenwich, London, Greater London SE10 9NF England

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