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The Ship 'Pascoa'

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

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Ship portrait of a full-rigged ship in port broadside view on a calm sea with all sail set, including skysails above the Royals. The ship appears to have an early nineteenth-century round bow form and a small but indistinct red figurehead and is painted as a 24-gun vessel though, as a merchantman, probably with 'painted ports' rather than really being so heavily armed. It flies a red ensign astern and is identified by an inscription in capitals on a plain strip at the bottom of the canvas: 'Ship Pascoa under sail, 1st August 1832, China Sea'.

National Maritime Museum



19th C


oil on canvas


H 50.2 x W 64.2 cm

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