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The Mars in Three Positions

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From the Collection

Description

Inscribed in pen and black ink, lower center: "THE MARS PRIVATE SHIP OF WAR JOHN CHILCOT COMMANDER."

Medium: Gray wash and pen and black ink on medium, slightly texture, cream laid paper

Credit: Yale Center for British Art, The U Collection. In appreciation of Choh Shiu and Man Foo U, loving parents, and Dorothea and Frank Cockett, dear friends

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Image Credit

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From the Watercolour World

Location

Redcliffe, Bristol, England

Country

Medium

Tww Comment

The Privateer Ship Mars was built in Bristol in 1779 by J.M. Hilhouse. The ship was lost on her first cruise.