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An English Second Rate of the smaller class. An: 1670
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: aquatint; etching
Maker: Tomkins, Charles; Blacks & Parry; Velde, Willem van de, II ?; Velde, Willem van de, I ?
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1801
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 18 in x 11 in
Classification: naval architecture
A three-quarter view, port side ship portrait after Van de Velde. On the tafferel is the British coat of arms flanked by four figures, a male soldier and a bust of a nude female from the waist up on each side. The gallery is decorated with angels.There are three open gun-ports on the port side; the rest are closed. The masts are shown, but without rigging. This print is from volume 2 or 3 of John Charnock's 'An History of Marine Architecture' (London: R. Faulder, 1800-1802). It was considered the most authoritative book on eighteenth-century shipbuilding published in England. The collector, Arthur H. Clark, used this print from his collection to illustrate his book 'The History of Yachting, 1600-1815' (New York & London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1904), 98.