Painting Bombarick Rock

Description
Psyche was a brig of war belonging to the British East India Company's private navy. It carried 32 guns and was commanded by Captain Edgecombe. Piracy was a constant danger, so besides carrying marine insurance, some bigger companies employed their own private navies to help ward off attack. The picture shows the East India Company's brig of war Psyche attacking and chasing Arab pirates around Bombarick rock in the Persian Gulf on September 13, 1816.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1840
maker
Hornbrook, Thomas L.
Physical Description
oil on canvas (overall material)
Measurements
without frame: 23 in x 18 in; 58.42 cm x 45.72 cm
with frame: 14 3/4 in x 20 1/2 in; 37.465 cm x 52.07 cm
ID Number
2005.0279.056
accession number
2005.0279
catalog number
2005.0279.056
Credit Line
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection
subject
Maritime
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Cigna Maritime Collection
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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