Frame Size: 32" x 44"
Size: 24" x 36"

"Ship of the Line USS Pennsylvania"

by James Hardy lll (British b. 1937)

Oil on Panel

Signed Lower Right

Description:  The USS Pennsylvania was a four decked 140-gun ship of the line.  She was the largest sailing warship ever built for the United States and equal to a first-mate of the British Royal Navy.

The 210 foot long sailing warship was laid down in 1821 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard but due to budget constraints and advancements in weaponry was not commissioned until the later part of 1837.

This massive beauty never saw battle as there were no conflicts at the time and undertook her only voyage at the end of 1837 from Delaware Bay to Chesapeake Bay. There, she began a long career as a receiving ship at Norfolk, Virginia.

On April 20, 1861, as the Confederacy threatened the Norfolk Navy Yard, the Union elected to burn her to the waterline to avoid her capture.

Artist Profile: James Hardy III  is a British artist, born in 1937, whose works have been exhibited throughout the UK. His composition of sea and sky and his detail of ship and sail are fantastic. His works have been and will continue to be of sound investment. 


Price: $4,200.00

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