Framed Antique Hand Coloured Print of HMS MONARCH (1868)
Here on offer is a large framed antique hand coloured print of the Royal Navy ship, HMS MONARCH (1868) that I recently acquired in Cornwall.
These types of antique prints where coloured in by hand using coloured inks.
This fine example has been professionally framed by Cornmill Picture Frames prior to 1995 as the phone code on their label is 0726, which changed in 1995.
The print itself looks to be in great condition, with just a couple of very small stain marks.
The frame measures 18.75” (47.6cm) wide by 14.7” (37.3cm) wide.
It weighs 1.6Kg.
HMS Monarch a masted turret ship was the first sea going turret ship and the first British Navy warship that was equipped with 12” guns.
She was the fastest battleship of her time and was also fact under sail, but apparently difficult to handle.
Built at Chatham Dockyard and laid down on 1st June 1866, launched on 25th May 1868 and completed on 12th June 1869.
She was modified in 1872 to carry a barque-rig and in 1878 two torpedo launchers where fitted. More modifications were completed in 1890 and 1897.
She took part in the bombardment of Alexandra before becoming a guardship in 1897.
She was renamed SIMOOM in 1904 when she became a depot ship.
She was sold for scrap in 1905.
Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.
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