Painting, Muscat

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
painting, oil
date made
Hornbrook, Thomas L.
Physical Description
oil on canvas (overall material)
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
accession number
catalog number
Cigna Maritime Collection
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Cigna Maritime Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection

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