A single section of PURE ENGLISH OAK removed during the restoration of HMS Victory, has been beautifully encased within a conservation double matte, to give collectors a unique chance of acquiring part of the Royal Navy's most famous warship, over whose timbers history was made! To guarantee the authenticity of these rare historical items, each is issued with an official Certificate of Provenance endorsed by the Royal Navy Museum, Portsmouth.
Choose from the following prints:
550 Signed & Numbered Editions....$245
25 Artist's Proofs....$395
200 Trafalgar Memorial Editions (see above)....$835
25 Trafalgar Memorial Edition Publisher Proofs....$975
Overall size: 32.5" x 23.5"
Image size: 26.125" x 16"
Depiction: When Admiral Horatio Nelson, commanding from his flagship Victory, routed the combined French and Spanish Fleet off Cape Trafalgar, he won the single most decisive and far reaching battle in naval history. Though not a single British ship was lost, Britain's most famous naval figure died in the battle.
Robert Taylor’s magnificent painting shows Victory breaking through the enemy line at 1.00pm 21st October 1805. A broadside has crippled Admiral Villeneuve’s French flagship Bucentaure, seen off Victory’s port side, while Nelson's gunners fire a second broadside into the Santisima Trinidad. Just astern, the Temeraire maneuvers to trap the Redoubtable between herself and Victory, and thus seals her fate.