Lowering the Whaler: "HMS Coventry"

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  • Art.IWM ART 1297
Art and Popular Design
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  • Support: canvas
  • medium: oil
  • Support: Height 635 mm, Width 762 mm
  • Frame: Depth 52 mm, Height 805 mm, Width 930 mm
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  • object category: painting

Object description

image: A view from a section of upper deck along the length of the starboard side of a warship. In the foreground on the upper deck a sailor is helping to lower a small 'whaler' boat, which is visible on the left and has another sailor standing on it. Other sailors are standing on the deck below and a gun platform manned by three sailors is positioned in the middle ground. Two of the ship's funnels and other parts of the superstructure are on the right and a white ensign flies from the rear mast. Two other ships at sea are visible in the background.

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