- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 1054 x 2121 mm
frame: 1463 x 2533 x 142 mm
- Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1880
This view was painted near Tenby in Pembrokeshire, but its title implies that the world’s oceans are part of Britain’s colonial possessions, a popular idea at the height of the British Empire. The money Brett earned from the sale of this painting helped him to buy his own hundred-foot yacht.
Gallery label, May 2007