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Chinese Export School Painting: H.M.S. Hawkins

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Chinese School portrait of H.M.S. Hawkins in Chinese waters painted in oils on linen immediately following her commission in 1919. Further inscribed 'China Station' and within a period English oak frame with a carved sight and gilt slip. Chinese, dated 1919.

o.s: 21.5in x 27.5 in 

HMS Hawkins was a Hawkins-class heavy cruiser of the Royal Navy, named after Sir John Hawkins. She was built at Chatham Dockyard and launched on 1 October 1917. With the conversion of her sister, Cavendish, to become the aircraft carrier HMS Vindictive in 1918, Hawkins became the name ship of her class. She was commissioned on 25 July 1919 and became the flagship of the 5th Light Cruiser Squadron on the China Station. 

 

Item Code: 4255

£ 2950

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