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The West Indiaman Britannia, by Joseph Walter.

The West Indiaman Britannia, by Joseph Walter.
The West Indiaman Britannia, by Joseph Walter.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: BHC2351
Description: An oil painting of the West Indiaman 'Britannia' shown in three positions. On the left, she is in stern view and on the far right, in bow view. The ship is shown port-broadside in the foreground flying the red ensign and a red pennant. The figurehead is appropriately in the form of 'Britannia' with helmet and trident clearly visible. There are sailors shown in the bow as well as some passengers on the deck. Several figures wear top hats, and two women are visible through the rigging. The ship has just returned from a trip to Barbados where she suffered a severe hurricane on 28 June 1838. The 'Britannia' was built in Bristol in 1829 and was used for the Barbados trade.
Creator: Joseph Walter (1783-1856)
Date: 1838
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory Greenwich New Opportunities Fund National Grid for Learning SeaBritain 2005  
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