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Reminiscences Of The Veterans Of The Sea. A Series Of Photographs Illustrative Of The British Navy Of By-Gone Times From The Professional Works Of J.C. Schetky, Marine Painter In Ordinary To Her Most Gracious Majesty The Queen.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



London:: Cundall And Fleming, 168, New Bond Street., 1867.

Physical Description

16 p., [20] pl.; 430 mm. (Folio.)

General Note

The plates carry no numbers but are assigned numbers 1-20 in contents-list and main text.


[T.p., dedic.] - Preface - Contents - [Text] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

The plates are unsigned.

The work is dedicated by J.C. Schetky to the Queen.


E.H.H. Archibald, Dictionary of sea painters (2nd. ed., 1989); National Maritime Museum, Concise catalogue of oil paintings (1988); W. Greenaway, 'Artistic passion for sea and ships: John Christian Schetky', in Country Life (1980 April 10); Ninety years of work and play ... of John Christian Schetky ... by his daughter (1877).

Summary Note

The plates are photographs mounted above captions. They show paintings by Schetky depicting naval ships and reconstructions of battles, from 1692 to 1864.

Immediate source of Acquisition

Presented by, Sir Francis Grant, PRA;, gift acknowledged on 28 November 1867

Binding Note

19th-century quarter red morocco, blue cloth-covered boards, upper cover lettered 'Reminiscences of the Veterans of the Sea By J.C. Schetky' within a decorative chain circlet; spine lettered 'Reminiscences Of The Veterans Of The Sea. - J.C. Schetky'.

Name as Subject


Ships - Naval ships - Great Britain - History - 17th century - 18th century - 19th century
Paintings - Great Britain - 19th century
Views - Seascapes - Marines (visual works) - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Photographs - Photomechanical prints - Great Britain - 19th century