Oil painting

The barque 'Hugh Fortescue' was built in Topsham 1865 for the China trade, and was the last sailing vessel in the Holman Fleet. The painting shows 'Hugh Fortescue' in Yokohama on her maiden voyage in 1866. The caption on the frame reads "Barque 'Hugh Fortesque' (note incorrect spelling).
Accession Loan No.
Common Name
oil painting
Simple Name
oil painting
Full Name
Hugh Fortescue
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Year Low
Production Year High
On Display
Topsham Museum

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