Vasco da Gama (Custom Print) – Royal Museums Greenwich Shop
Vasco da Gama (Custom Print)

© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Greenwich Hospital Collection

Vasco da Gama (Custom Print)

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Product details

Overall size of this product is 30 × 40 cm.
The image area of the print measures 22 × 27 cm.

A half-length portrait to right of the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, with the sitter wearing a breastplate, red-lined fur coat, gold-laced and slashed. He has a blue and gold turban, and around his neck the cross of Commander of the Portuguese Military Order of Christ. This order was awarded to Vasco da Gama by King Emmanuel I as a sign of promotion, in 1507, following his second return from India.

Artist: Antonio Manuel da Fonseca

Date: 1838

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