A Frigate and other English Shipping near the Coast

Oil on canvas
Signed: "F.SWAINE"
33 1/4 x 46 1/16 inches, 84.5 x 117 cm
Essay: 

The Frigate appears to have the Union Jack aloft the main mast which would normally have been indicated the presence of the Admiral of the Fleet on board.

Provenance: 

With Rupert Preston, London, in 1966;
Private Collection, France

Exhibitions: 

"Seascape Paintings by Willem van de Velde the Elder and Younger and their English Followers", Rupert Preston, London, 1966, no 20.