Painting, Shenaz

Description
Nautilus was a 12-gun brig of war in the British East India Company's private navy. The painting shows the Nautilus fighting off four Arab pirate ships, under Commander Walker on October 18, 1808. Shinas is a village on the Gulf of Oman north of Suhar.
Thomas L. Hornbrook (1780-1850) was born in Plymouth, England. He possibly visited the East Indies between 1806 and 1810. Hornbrook specialized in scenes depicting British trading vessels. He became the official marine painter for both the Dutchess of Kent and Queen Victoria. His signature appears on pieces of wood floating in the foreground of his paintings.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1840
maker
Hornbrook, Thomas L.
Physical Description
oil on canvas (overall material)
Measurements
without frame: 12 in x 18 in; 30.48 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
2005.0279.060
accession number
2005.0279
catalog number
2005.0279.060
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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