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Built by Barnard, in 1786, The Ship "Melville Castle" was purchased by the Dutch East India Company and used to convey troops and stores. The captain of the vessel in 1795, the year of the drawing,was Captain John Lambe.
Smart was settled back in London in 1797, having been in India since 1788. It is likely, therefore, that Smart returned to England on the "Melville Castle", and took this drawing during the crossing of his Captain. The ship, arrived in Portsmouth 27 June 1796. Captain John Lambe, died aged 34,whilst in service, 26 February, 1803.
His Sale, Christie's, London, 15 February 1937, lot 46, where purchased by Mr. Burton-Jones
Bequeather to his grand-daughter, Gabby Shapland
Gifted by her to Richard Allen in 2001
|Height||190.00 mm||(7.48 inches)|