Thomas Lyde Hornbrook

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Dockyard Fire, 1840, by Thomas Lyde Hornbrook

Thomas Lyde Hornbrook (May 6, 1807 – August 17, 1855)[1] was a British marine artist.[2] He was the eldest son of Richards Lyde Hornbrook, who was an officer in the Royal Marines stationed in Plymouth.[3][4] He exhibited in the Royal Academy (1836 and 1844) and around 1833 became marine painter to the Duchess of Kent and her daughter Victoria.[5]


  1. ^ "The Gentleman's Magazine, 1855". Google Books. 1855. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  2. ^ Thomas Lyde Hornbrook page (including 8 of his paintings) at (replaces bbc ref)
  3. ^ Article "Fascinating pictures reveal what Plymouth was like in 1815" at
  4. ^ for the Adam Room (Sep '06) including Hornbrook's A Frigate and other vessels in Barn Pool, off Plymouth at
  5. ^ British and American Gunboats in Action on Lake Borgne, 14 December 1814 among 7 paintings by Thomas Lyde Hornbrook at