Measurements: Overall: 40cm (16in) x 35cm (13.75in)
Watercolour, pen and ink on paper. A stern view of a Royal Navy sixth rate ship-of-the-line shortening sails and firing a starboard canon, inscribed ‘Taking in Top Gallant Sails / Signalling for a Pilot / 3’. The paper bearing period homespun conservation in the form of stitched tears at mid upper left and mid right. Contained in a period glazed maple frame.