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Attributed to Dominic Serres, R.A. (Auch, Gascony 1719-1793 London)
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Attributed to Lieutenant William Elliott, R.N. (fl.1784-1791)

The Honourable [East India] Company's ship Bessborough in three positions in the Channel with her decks crowded with people

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Attributed to Lieutenant William Elliott, R.N. (fl.1784-1791)
The Honourable [East India] Company's ship Bessborough in three positions in the Channel with her decks crowded with people
oil on canvas
30 x 50 in. (76.2 x 127 cm.)
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Built for Richard Atkinson in Randall's yard in Rotherhite, Bessborough (also know as the Earl of Bessborough) was measured at 907 tons, was 144 feet in length with a 30 ½ foot beam and was launched on 27th November 1772. Captain Thomas Riddell was appointed to command her and supervise her fitting out and when completed in 1773. she was employed in the service of The East India Company for the India trade (1773-1778).
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