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It depicts the dockyard from the Rochester side of Whitehall Creek although the river is shown opened out to suggest closer proximity to the sea.
A View of Chatham Dockyard by Elias Martin, 1777–1778
© The Historic Dockyard Chatham
- Oil on canvas Dimensions: 148 x 240 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £25,000 ( Total: £144,000)
- Acquired in:
- Carlton Hobbs
One of a small number of views showing the dockyard in the period before the Napoleonic Wars.
Gustav Trolle Bonde collection, Theleborg, Sweden; sold Bukovsky's, Stockholm, 1989.