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Fine Art Marine Oil Painting Naval War Battle of Trafalgar Listed James Hardy
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- 1 Fine Art English School 20th Century Marine Oil Painting Naval War Battle of Trafalgar Listed James Hardy.
- Oil on canvas board marine painting.
- Subject depicting the naval sea battle of French against English war frigate ships firing on each other, explosions on the sea, with wreckages in the foreground and sailers in a rowing boat.
- Attention to detail is rather amazing, you can see the French & English flags, rigging and sails, the sky is so beautiful.
- Seeing the clouds of smoke, it feels like you are actually witnessing the battle.
- Here we have such a fine painting by James Hardy III, a listed artist from Britain who was born in 1937.
- His paintings are highly sought after due to the collectible nature of his subject matter and his wonderful detail.
- He specialised in marine art.
- Distinctly signed by listed worldwide known English school artist James Hardy.
- This is one of his very finest works.
- Circa late 20th century 1970.
- The brushwork is of the finest quality, totally exceptional a masterpiece.
- Set in a fine gilt wood frame.
- With new hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home display.
- Such an intriguing pleasing scene to the eye.
- Incredible conversation piece for your guests.
- The Battle of Trafalgar 21 October 1805 was a naval engagement fought by the British Royal Navy, against the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies during the War of the Third Coalition August–December 1805, of the Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815).
- As part of an overall French plan to combine all French and allied fleets to take control of the English Channel, to thus enable Napoleon's Grande Armée to invade England, French and Spanish fleets under French Admiral Villeneuve, sailed from the port of Cádiz in the south of Spain on 18 October 1805.
- They encountered the British fleet under Admiral Lord Nelson, recently assembled to meet this threat, in the Atlantic Ocean along the southwest coast of Spain, off Cape Trafalgar, near the town of Los Caños de Meca.
- Villeneuve was uncertain about engaging the British, and the Franco-Spanish fleet failed to fully organize.
- In contrast, Nelson was decisive, organizing the British fleet into two columns, sailing straight into the enemy to pierce its wavering lines.
- In a particularly fierce battle, 27 British ships of the line fought 33 French and Spanish ships of the line.
- The Franco-Spanish fleet lost 22 ships; the British lost none, a British victory.
- A superb investment collectors item.
- Provenance bought from a private museum collection in Shropshire
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- Unwrapped weight 4kg approximate.
- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- Having some wear, craquelure, foxing staining to the canvas board surface in places.
- With various noticeable scuffs, wear, chips & repairs to the frame in places commensurate with usage & age.
- The frame has been overpainted.
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Dimensions in inches & centimetres approximate
25.19" High (64cm)
35.03" Width (89cm)
1.37 Length depth thickness of frame (3.5cm