© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London | Licence: CC BY-NC-ND
© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London | Licence: CC BY-NC-ND

Small East Indiaman refitting

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Description

The identification of this ship as an East Indiaman, is probably based on its substantial armament of 20 broadside guns over the hold and the well ventilated 'coach' – the passenger accommodation under the raised poop. The drawing is signed by Pocock, lower right, with an indistinct 1780s date. It is also clearly a relatively early drawing, in the rather stiff grey-wash style that characterizes much of his work while still living in his native Bristol. He only moved to London in 1789 – which is where such ships were normally found – though the location shown is uncertain.

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London, England

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