San Mateo at the Battle of the Azores 1582 by Dennis Melling

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A digital painting, using Andy’s brushes in DAP and gimp for colour and lighting, of San Mateo at the Battle of the Azores

Information obtained from wikipedia. Original Tony Bryant picture is PD, uploaded by: Pietje96 from English Wikipedia.

The naval Battle of Ponta Delgada, took place on July 26, 1582, in the sea near the Azores, off São Miguel Island, as part of the 1580 Portuguese succession crisis. An Anglo-French corsair expedition sailed against Spain to preserve Portuguese control of the Azores.

The Spanish were outnumbered two to one, the brunt of the french attack was borne by the Spanish but Portuguese-built galleon San Mateo, a vessel of 750 tonns armed with approximately 30 guns. Although surrounded, battered with artillery and boarded by several French ships, her soldiers held their ground and repulsed all attacks. They then took the fight to the enemy, boarding and capturing two french vessels before the battle ended.


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  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuabout 3 years ago
  • Wonderful :)
    Many thanks

    – Dennis Melling

  • LordTemplar
    LordTemplarabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you Christopher :)
    These digital brushes work wonders

    – Dennis Melling

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordabout 3 years ago

    beautifully done

  • Thank you Nancy :)
    For the comment and the feature

    – Dennis Melling

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