Thomas Whitcombe (London c.1752-1824)
Thomas Whitcombe (London c.1752-1824)

A crowded flagship of an Admiral of the Blue passing Mount Edgcumbe as she closes into port at Plymouth

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Thomas Whitcombe (London c.1752-1824)
A crowded flagship of an Admiral of the Blue passing Mount Edgcumbe as she closes into port at Plymouth
signed and dated 'Tho Whitcombe/1815' (lower centre, on crate)
oil on canvas
22 x 31 1/8 in. (55.9 x 79 cm.)
Provenance
with The Rutland Gallery, London.

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A leading maritime painter of the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars, Whitcombe painted over 150 actions of the Royal Navy including fifty plates for The Naval Achievements of Great Britain, a splendid volume issued after the cessation of hostilities.

His work is strongly represented in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich and in other important naval collections around the world.
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