The Rock of Gibraltar from Spain in the 19th century by Dennis Melling

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  • Dennis Melling
    Dennis Mellingabout 3 years ago


  • This is a digital painting of the Rock of Gibraltar using DAP & Gimp.
    The original picture used was taken from the out of copyright Dictionnaire encyclopédique Trousset, also known as the Trousset encyclopedia, Paris, 1886 – 1891 and the image supplied by oldbookillustrations.

    The text is derived from wikipedia
    The Rock of Gibraltar (sometimes known by its Latin name, Calpe, or its Arabic name, Jabal al Tariq (“Rock of Tariq”), from which its English name is derived; Peñón de Gibraltar in Spanish) is a monolithic limestone promontory, off the southwestern tip of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. It is 426 m (1,398 ft) high.
    The Rock is Crown property of the United Kingdom, and borders Spain. The sovereignty of Gibraltar was transferred from Spain to the Kingdom of Great Britain by the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 after the War of the Spanish Succession.
    Most of the Rock’s upper area is covered by a nature reserve, which is home to around 300 Barbary Macaques and in the past the last families of Neanderthals.
    The Rock of Gibraltar was one of the Pillars of Hercules, the other pillar being Mons Abyla or Jebel Musa on the African side of the Strait. In ancient times the two points marked the limit to the known world, a myth originally fostered by the Phoenicians.

    – Dennis Melling

  • LordTemplar
    LordTemplarabout 3 years ago

    Well done!

  • Thank you Christopher :)
    I lived here for 8 years – it’s quite a place :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 3 years ago

    Beautifully done Dennis

  • Thank you very much Maggie :)
    All the best

    – Dennis Melling

  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you Sue :)
    These are the ‘original’ traditional wooden boats (very old)
    Best wishes

    – Dennis Melling

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful work..

  • Thank you very much Lori :)

    – Dennis Melling

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