Sketch Of An Iceberg Seen From The Ship “Seringapatam”
Sketch Of An Iceberg Seen From The Ship “Seringapatam”
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Sketch Of An Iceberg Seen From The Ship “Seringapatam”

1840. Watercolour, captioned, dated “9th August 1840” and signed “William” in pencil verso, 24.8 x 34.6cm. Creases to corners, slight tears to edges, foxing to right and centre of image.

Caption continues “on the 9th August, 1840, in latitude 39 south meridian of Greenwich. William, HM 63’ Rgt.”

HMS Seringapatam was a “46-gun fifth-rate frigate built for the Navy in India, at Bombay Dockyard, in 1819. It became a receiving ship in 1847, and in 1852 a coal hulk at the Cape of Good Hope, where it was broken up in 1873.” Ref: National Maritime Museum (UK).

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Item #CL187-16

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