CLEVELEY, John the Elder
(b. ca. 1712, Southwark, d. 1777, Southwark)

Two 32-gun Frigates Receiving their Captains

1768
Oil on canvas, 76 x 102 cm
Private collection

The ships portrayed in this signed and dated canvas are 32-gun frigates taking their design from the captured French ship the Renomme which had been captured in 1747, and which started a trend in cruiser design.