English School, 19th Century H.M.S. St. Vincent in Portsmouth harbour
Lot 95
English School, 19th Century
H.M.S. St. Vincent in Portsmouth harbour
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 14,504) inc. premium

Lot Details
English School, 19th Century
H.M.S. St. Vincent in Portsmouth harbour
oil on canvas
71.2 x 91.2cm (28 1/16 x 35 7/8in).

Footnotes

  • HMS St. Vincent was a 120-gun first rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, laid down in 1810 at Plymouth Dockyard and launched on 11 March 1815. Despite this, she was not put into commission until 1829, when she became the flagship of William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk, under Northesk's flag captain, Edward Hawker, at Plymouth Dockyard.

    After paying-off in April 1830 she was recommissioned the following month and was made flagship at Portsmouth Dockyard. She spent further time in Portsmouth on harbour service in 1841, and again during a spell in ordinary from July to September 1854. During the intervening years she was first part of the Experimental Squadron, both under Rear Admiral Bowles (1844) and Rear Admiral Hyde Parker (1845), before becoming flagship, Channel Fleet (1847-49) under Rear Admiral Napier.

    After the Crimean War, she was used to transport French troops to the Baltic and subsequently became a depot ship, again at Portsmouth.

    From 1862, she was commissioned as a training ship, and moored permanently at Haslar from 1870, she continued as a training ship until 1905.

    In contemporary depictions, ships of the Experimental Squadron are depicted flying Blue ensigns, thus making it likely that the present lot was painted sometime between 1844 and 1864.
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