Robert Cleveley (1747–1809)
Watercolour over pencil and ink 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 in ( 12 x 19 cm ) Signed and dated 1791
This Dockyard was very familiar to Robert Cleveley as it was here that he was brought up and where he acquired his precise knowledge of shipping. This watercolour is a wonderful record of life in the Dockyard two hundred and twenty two years ago. Nicely signed and dated 1791.