HMS Victory Leaving Gibraltar for the Battle of Trafalgar 1805 by Dennis Melling

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A moment in time 2765 views 25/07/2014

My original framed acrylic painting was hung and sold, in the Fine Arts Gallery in Gibraltar. This photograph is my only copy.

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A sepia photograph of this painting

The Battle of Trafalgar (21 October 1805) was a naval engagement fought by the 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).
During the time of the Battle of Trafalgar the Victory was the flagship of Admiral Lord Nelson and based in Gibraltar.
After the battle the body of Lord Nelson and other dead and wounded were returned to Gibraltar. The Trafalgar Cemetery remains to this day.


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  • LordTemplar
    LordTemplarabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful picture! The quality of the photo does not effect the fact that this is an incredibly good painting.

  • Thank you very much Christopher :)
    When I lived in Gibraltar I had quite a lot of my paintings hanging in The Fine Arts Gallery. Unfortunately, where I live in Romania, doesn’t have any galleries.

    – Dennis Melling

  • green0pencil
    green0pencilabout 3 years ago

    i agree with Chris..this is a beautifull artwork indeed!! very nice details..and it gives that sence of purfect!!

  • Thank you very much :)
    The Battle Ships, of this time, were immense and I thought that this view would give the impression of sitting in a rowing boat as the ship skimmed past you :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Samohsong
    Samohsongabout 3 years ago

    Great work Dennis! ~Sam

  • Thank you very much Sam :)
    Your comments are always welcome.

    – Dennis Melling

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 3 years ago

    Please consider putting this into the Cee’s Fun Vintage Transportation group.
    All transportation Pre-World War II – Land – Sea – Air

  • Thank you Cee :)
    I will do that right now.

    – Dennis Melling

  • JimmyChi
    JimmyChi7 months ago

    This is great work Dennis!
    How long does this type of work take to complete?

  • Many thanks :)
    How long ? Well I painted this shortly after I left hospital following a bypass operation and suffering a stroke at the same time and so it was part of the therapy.
    More on your Bmail :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Keala
    Keala5 months ago

    Marvelous work Dennis!!

  • One of ‘the’ most historic items for the Brits :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...5 months ago

    Chosen for clarity, interest and composition

  • Thank you – very much appreciated :)

    – Dennis Melling

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