Painting, Muscat

Description
The painting shows a view of Muscat Harbor, on the Gulf of Oman on the southeast coast of Arabia. Entering the fortified harbor is a pirate galley, flying a red flag.
Thomas L. Hornbrook (1780-1850) was born in Plymouth, England. He specialized in scenes depicting British trading vessels. He became the official marine painter for both the Duchess of Kent and Queen Victoria. Typically, his signature appears on a piece of wood floating in the foreground found in most of his paintings. He possibly visited the East Indies between 1806 and 1810.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
painting
painting, oil
date made
1850
maker
Hornbrook, Thomas L.
Physical Description
oil on canvas (overall material)
Measurements
without frame: 11 5/8 in x 17 5/8 in; 29.5275 cm x 44.7675 cm
with frame: 14 3/4 in x 20 1/2 in; 37.465 cm x 52.07 cm
ID Number
2005.0279.059
accession number
2005.0279
catalog number
2005.0279.059
subject
Maritime
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Art
Cigna Maritime Collection
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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