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Samuel Atkins (c.1765-1808)

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Samuel Atkins (c.1765-1808)

The Honourable East India Company's ships Devonshire, Woodford and Lord Duncan lying on the Thames off Blackwall (illustrated) ; View of Battersea; and View of Penny's Dockyard at Blackwall (illustrated)

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Samuel Atkins (c.1765-1808) The Honourable East India Company's ships Devonshire, Woodford and Lord Duncan lying on the Thames off Blackwall (illustrated) ; View of Battersea; and View of Penny's Dockyard at Blackwall (illustrated) the first inscribed and dated 'The Devonshire/on the left. Woodford &/in the middle/Lord Duncan/outside right hand/E. Indiamen/- Sketch at Blackwall/Augst. 1807' (on the reverse of the old mount); the second inscribed and dated 'Battersea 1800' (on the reverse of the old mount); the third inscribed and dated 'Blackwall, with Penny's Dockyard - 1800' (on the reverse of the old mount) pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolour, on paper, the inscriptions are all on paper watermarked variously 'EDMEADS & PINE 1801'; STRASBOURG LILY 1801; and STRASBOURG BEND, unframed 4 x 11¾ in. (10.2 x 29.8 cm.) a set of three (3)
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Devonshire was built by Pitcher at Northfleet and launched in December 1804. She voyaged mostly to Madras and Bengal but foundered after striking a sandbank in the mouth of the Ganges on 2nd July 1814.

Woodford was built by Perry at Blackwall and launched in November 1790. She traded first to China via Bombay and, after 1801, sailed to China direct. She was broken up in 1812.

Lord Duncan was built by Perry at Blackwall and launched in January 1798. She was broken up in 1813, after a career spent trading mostly to Bengal.

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