Four frigates, two Spanish, two French and a moonlit engagement with Nelson in command?
A soon to be finished painting.
What made Horatio Nelson the most famous admiral in history?
Nelson’s Frigates, this new painting 53 x 91.5 cm (21″ x 36″).
There is no better example of the qualities that made Nelson’s reputation than his cruise in the frigate ‘Minerve’ which within days of sailing from Gibraltar included this desperate action.
And yet, surprisingly, very few of the hundreds of books on this subject mention this action during Nelson’s voyage with the frigate ‘Minerve’.
When ‘Nelson’s Frigates’ is complete, soon, I’ll tell you this story via a new page attached to my ‘Nelson and Trafalgar’ series website page.
Twenty first of October is the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.
Many of the paintings in this series are available including this new painting, ‘‘Nelson’s Frigates’.