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The 'Buckingham' on the Stocks at Deptford

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

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A ship is ready for launching, on the stocks just upstream from the main storehouse of the Royal Dockyard, Deptford. The third-rate 'Buckingham' was launched from Deptford in 1751, the year before this painting was made, and so it is generally accepted that she is the vessel shown. The flags that she is flying indicate that she is about to be launched: the Lord High Admiral's flag, the Royal Standard, the Union flag and jack and the red ensign. The beginnings of the framing of another ship can be seen on the building slip beyond. The composition of the painting is strong, demonstrating the position of the ship on the stocks, the River Thames to the left and the buildings of Deptford yard, including the Master Shipwright's house on the far left.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

1752

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 81.3 x W 119.4 cm

Accession number

BHC3762

Acquisition method

National Maritime Museum (Greenwich Hospital Collection)

Work type

Painting


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