Flagships passing in the Channel

Flagships passing in the Channel

SAMUEL ATKINS (worked 1787-1808)

Flagships passing in the Channel
pencil, pen and watercolour on laid paper
12 x 18 in. (30.5 x 46 cm.)

Samuel Atkins was a master of small, charming shipping scenes. First exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1787, he was to continue every year (with only one exception) until 1796 when he travelled to the East Indies and the Far East. The delightful pair of watercolours on the following page are thought to be his last exhibited pictures, in 1808, from an address in The Strand, London

For more details, see the 'From Enmity to Amity: Britain and France, 1688 to 1856' catalogue - no. 6

England