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J. C. Schetky, Buckland House [to John Burnet, No 2, Whiteheads Grove, Chelsea]

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

Showing item 84 of 156 in this group

Reference code

JU/12/220

Title

J. C. Schetky, Buckland House [to John Burnet, No 2, Whiteheads Grove, Chelsea]

Date

04 Feb 1833

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Historical Background

The sketch was sent to Burnet probably so that he could include a ship in his 'Greenwich Pensioners Commemorating the Anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar, 1835'.

Content Description

Sending a pen and ink drawing of a frigate [on one page of the letter] in response to a request from Burnet. Schetky adds in postscript that he has been rather careful about the rigging, as Burnet's picture "will be look'd at by the sailors."