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Item Details

Lot #437
DepartmentPaintings
Sold For$2,000.00(hammer price)
 $2,400.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 25, 2019

Description

RICHARD BARNETT SPENCER
United Kingdom, active 1840-1874

Nelson's H.M.S. Victory and the British fleet arriving at Gibraltar after the Battle of Trafalgar. Signed lower left R.B. Spencer".
After the Battle of Trafalgar, a storm hit the fleet, scattering the remaining ships and disrupting the capture of numerous ships by the British. The few remaining French and Spanish ships sailed into Cádiz, and the British ships sailed into Gibraltar for repairs. After the Battle of Trafalgar, the British Navy was never challenged again and dominated the seas for the remainder of the Napoleonic Wars for the next ten years.

Oil on canvas, 24" x 36". Framed 30" x 41"."

Condition

Relined and restretched. Loose / flaking paint to upper center. Not examined under UV light.

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