10 February 2004
Robert Trenaman Back (British, b.1922)
The U.S.S. Franklin, racing schooners and other shipping at the entrance to an American harbour
signed '- Back -' (lower right)
oil on canvas
28¾ x 36½ in. (73 x 92.7 cm.)
with Atlantic Gallery, Washington D.C.
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The U.S.S. Franklin was a 74 gun ship and designed by Humphreys and Penrose of Philadelphia in 1815. She had principal dimensions of 187 ft., 50 ft. beam and 19.9 ft. draft. She was broken up at Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1853.
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