Seascape Oil Painting French Naval Ships Broadside Sea Battle Trafalgar Signed James Hardy
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- 1 Fine Large Seascape Art Marine Oil Painting Naval Ships Maritime sea War Sea Battle Trafalgar by British artist James Hardy.
- Title "Sea Battle"
- Subject depicting a naval Napoleonic sea battle of war frigate ships firing on each other.
Distinctly signed by listed worldwide known artist James Hardy.
This is such a very fine example of his marine work.
- 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.
- Circa late 20th century 1970's.
- Oil on board.
- Having beautiful highly detailed perspective.
- The focal point is the French frigate ship in the foreground shown in the centre firing a broadside onto the English ships, it has suffered damage to all of its sails riddled with cannon holes all over. A ship is on fire just behind it causing massive cloud billows of black smoke rising into the air.
- Such attention to detail with splashes on the sea caused by explosions of cannon ball shots that are missing there targets, you can view various small bits of wreckage floundering spread out along the front. In the background to the left and right other French warships are firing furiously. You can see the ensign Flags of the French, rigging and sails, such a spectacular sight you can feel the tension in this battle scene atmosphere.
- Seeing the clouds of smoke and flames from the cannons, it feels like you are actually witnessing the battle.
- 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.
- The brushwork is of the finest quality, totally exceptional a masterpiece.
- Set in a fine gilt frame.
- With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home display.
- Such an intriguing pleasing scene to the eye.
- Incredible conversation piece for your guests.
- A superb investment collectors item.
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- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- The painting surface is in good overall order.
- The frame having various signs of wear, scuffs, repairs, scratches, stains commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame approximate
Length depth thickness of frame (2.5cm)