Eddystone Lighthouse – Royal Museums Greenwich Shop
Eddystone Lighthouse

© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Acquired with the assistance of the Society for Nautical Research, The Art Fund, and the Friends of the National Maritime Museum

Eddystone Lighthouse

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A depiction of John Rudyerd's wooden lighthouse of 1708. It replaced Henry Winstanley's construction, built between 1696 and 1699 and destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703, when Winstanley and others died in its collapse. Rudyerd's replacement became the first successful offshore-rock lighthouse in the world until it was destroyed in 1755 by a fire that started in the lantern.
Artist: Isaac Sailmaker
Date: circa 1708
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