View of the Dockyard at Deptford Folios 65v 66
Surveyor: [Dummer, Edmund]
Medium: Ink and pigments on paper
As the royal dockyard closest to London, Deptford was the headquarters of the administration of the navy from Tudor times onwards, and the focus of a populous community of shipyard workers. This drawing is part of a comprehensive survey of the royal dockyards made in 1698. This work is attributed to Edmund Dummer who was chief surveyor to the British Royal Navy at this time, and was intended to illustrate the exact state of the dockyards. The 2 plans below the view of Deptford from the river illustrate the changes and improvements to the dockyard between 1688 and 1698.