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The ship 'Tory' in West India Docks; c.1840

William John Huggins

The ship 'Tory' in West India Docks; c.1840
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

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The 'Tory' was a Blackwall frigate, identifiable by the presence of the stern gallery.
Richard Green, an owner of the Blackwall shipyard ,is known to have buit and was famous for this kind of ship.
The artist Huggins is thought to have been a sailor in the East India Company. He settled in London close to East India House around 1817, when he first exhibited at the Royal Academy. He remained at Leadenhall Street for the remainder of his life and frequently painted East India vessels for owners and captains.
In 1830 the artist was appointed marine painter to King William IV and undertook a number of high-profile commissions.

Image Details

1836 n/a - 1845 n/a
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