In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, around one in five families in Britain had a direct connection to seafaring. Britain’s place in the world was supported by the Royal Navy, while her merchant seamen brought luxuries from every corner of the globe and exported her products. A rich painting tradition recording the glories of the Age of Sail can currently be enjoyed online and in our 147 New Bond Street gallery.
11 June 2021 - 9 July 2021
147 New Bond Street, W1S 2TS
A squadron of the Red at Spithead, waiting for a breeze
The English privateer squadron known as the 'Royal Family' engaging enemy ships; A merchant snow, two of the King's ships-of-war, a lugger and a cutter in the Channel
The Bristol privateer, Caesar, Captain Valentine Baker, engaging a 32-gun French frigate in the Bristol Channel on 27th June 1782