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A highly detailed painting showing the ‘Hindustan’ at anchor, possibly off the rocky coast of the Canary Islands, with its sails lowered. A small local craft can be seen in the foreground and there is a ship in full sail in the distance on the left.
Luny’s associated paintings of the ‘Hindustan’ in the collection are BHC3403, BHC3404, BHC3405, BHC3406 and BHC3407. The National Maritime Museum also has the log book of ‘Hindostan’ for the period 1795 to 1796 and 1803, and naval papers related to the salvage of the wreck.
The painting is signed and dated 1790.
The East Indiaman 'Hindustan' at Anchor
oil on canvas
H 55.8 x W 86.3 cm