Framed watercolour – circa 1788, attributed to Hodges. (Signature not visible)
HMS Rattlesnake was a formidable Royal Navy battleship which fought in the Battle of Muizenberg, South Africa, in August 1795. This and other exploits have been well documented. The watercolour was displayed in the sitting room of Klippe Rivier Country House, Swellendam.
Inner dimensions: 29cm W x 31cm H
Outer dimensions: 72cm W x 81cm H