Thomas LunyThe East Indiaman Boddam, at Barnard’s Yard, Deptford, with a view towards Greenwich
signed and dated 1788 in a carved gilt pinewood period frame, most probably made for the artist by Thomas Merle, picture and print seller and frame maker (no. 36 Leadenhall Street, London).
oil on canvas
40 x 50 in. (102 x 127 cm)
Most probably commissioned by the merchant William Palmer (? 1748-1821) in 1787;
Then Thomas Stapleton, Esq., Stanson’s Wharf, London, c. 1880 (see label on the reverse);
Private collection, Belgium. Purchased in London, c. 1950.