Spencer, Richard Barnett (d.1874): Ship of the Line leaving Portsmouth, oil on canvas, 22.9 x 33 cms. Presented by De Pass, Alfred A.
About the Artist
Very little is known about the artist R. B. Spencer. He is known for his portraits of ships. It is thought that he is the brother of William Barnett Spencer who painted the same subject. Both artists also painted sea battles copied from other artist's engravings in their own style.