Spithead, Hampshire, England
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A port-broadside view of the Theseus in the foreground, connected to its ship’s boat on the right, shown with the blockading squadron at Cadiz in 1797, all anchored. In the far-left distance is a vessel shown in stern view. The port of Cadiz features in the right background with several large vessels nearby. In the left foreground is a small ship’s boat, tied to supposedly another vessel outside of the picture plane. Below is signed and dated ‘T Buttersworth 1800’. The waters are characterised with evenly-spaced tides and a partial reflection of the Theseus.