- 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.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- painting, oil
- date made
- ca 1840
- Hornbrook, Thomas L.
- Physical Description
- oil on canvas (overall material)
- 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
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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