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The Queen's Birthday. Colours Flying and Manned at the Yards

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: print
Maker: The Illustrated London News; Leighton, George C.; Duncan, Edward
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1856
Materials: ink; color; paper
Measurements: 15 in x 21 in
Nomenclature: Queen Victoria; birthdays
Classification: maritime events

A two-page illustration of the naval celebration of Queen Victoria's birthday from a supplement of 'The Illustrated London News.' Hand-colored, the scene is of an auxiliary steam-powered warship dressed with flags and manned at the yards performing a salute. At least four similar warships are in the background. In the foreground, there is a sloop/cutter and a large rowboat transporting soldiers.