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A Man-of-War Firing a Gun at Sundown
1700
Peter Monamy

A Man-of-War Firing a Gun at Sundown  1700 Peter Monamy

A two-decker third-rate coming to anchor, probably at the Nore. It has been depicted saluting the admiral whose flagship, which may be the 'Royal Sovereign', is visible in the background. The ship is flying the red ensign and the tricolour
common pennant of 1661–1850.

In the foreground to the left of the beached vessel is a trading hoy. A man stands on the shoreline holding a fishing net. Monamy, a self-taught artist, was influenced by van de Velde the Younger, and may have worked in his studio. This
example is signed 'P. Monamy' in the bottom left-hand corner.

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