British man o’ war returns to port in strong winds under reduced sail. This oil on canvas includes all of the treats we like including the pilot boat #10, a lighthouse, flags flying, a fort with cannons, a prominent painted figurehead, and distant ships. The main mast flies a pennant with the ship’s name on it, Sandb…, but not clearly. Old frame tags verso say “J. Beard, 1816”. A faint signature is in the lower right. The antique beveled frame has exotic veneer with gilt liner. Some craquelure, old restorations and not relined. 19th century. 34″ by 42″ overall.
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