Pieter Cornelis Dommersen (Dutch, 1834-1908)
A squadron of Her Majesty's ships old and new lying in Asia Pass, Plymouth Sound, with spectators on The Hoe enjoying the spectacle and with Mount Edgcumbe looming up behind Drake's Island beyond
signed and dated 'P.C.Dommersen.1888-' (lower left) and inscribed 'H.M.S. Minotaur/Glatton/Galatea Trinity House/Pembroke/Plymouth' (on the reverse)
oil on panel
39 x 60cm (15 3/8 x 23 5/8in).
- Please note that the paddle steamer depicted is the Trinity House Yacht "Galatea" and not as stated in the catalogue.
THV "Galatea" took the Duke of Edinburgh to the opening of the new Eddystone lighthouse in June 1881 and it has been suggested that this may be the occasion depicted here as she comes back into harbour.