French Courbet Class and British Orion Class dreadnoughts, Spithead 1913
(MP509). Alma Claude Burlton Cull (1880-1931). Watercolour signed and dated '13.
9 x 14 ins (23 x 35.6 cms) approx
On the occasion of the visit of the French Republic's President, Monsieur Raymond Poincare, in June 1913, the three Orion class dreadnoughts HMS MONARCH, THUNDERER and ORION of the 2nd Battle Squadron, Home Fleet were at Spithead on 24th June formally to greet him. So was Alma Claude Burlton Cull who has painted this lively watercolour of the scene!