'Sheer-Hulk in Portsmouth Harbour', 1829.

Cooke, Edward William

'Sheer-Hulk in Portsmouth Harbour', 1829.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 32cm


Etching after his own drawing by Edward William Cooke (1811-1880), of a sheer-hulk or shear-hulk. This was the hull of an old ship fitted with shears for lifting cargo. Illustration from Cooke's 'Fifty plates of shipping and craft' published in London in 1829.

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