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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'.
Although the tonnage figure seems low for a vessel of the apparent size, there was no other ship of the name and the date and location given put the identification beyond doubt. However, the image may be a standard and replicated pattern to which the name has been added, rather than a realistic individual portrait. The diagrammatic representation of the sails shows practically the full complement possible, not what a ship is likely to have set even in calm weather.
oil on canvas
H 50.2 x W 64.2 cm