SCHETKY, John Christian. 16356



Autograph Letter Signed, to “My dear George”, reporting on Captain Watson’s observations on the fate of the ship Resolution, and wondering whether this matter should be put before the Duke. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition. 5 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, 8 November 1863. John Christian Schetky (1778–1874), Scottish marine painter. In 1867, the year of his wife’s death, Schetky published ‘Reminiscences of Veterans of the Sea’, a series of photographs of twenty of his paintings and drawings selected to illustrate the great wooden fighting vessels of the British Navy. “I fear it will break Capt Watson’s heart to behold (before his face) hisold pet ship hash’d and smash’d in the manner he describes! – it is indeed a sorry account of her present condition, and I fear a true one!”