The Battle of St. Vincent

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Portugal
    City: Lisbon
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Born in Chichester, Charles Martin Powell was a self-taught artist and was also employed for a time as a sailor. He painted chiefly Dutch style seascapes, including some historical scenes, on a small scale. Powell exhibited 22 works the Royal Academy and eleven at the British Institution in London. He lived at a series of London addresses including locations in Haymarket, Paddington and Soho. In August 1812, ‘The London Gazette’ records Powell as an inmate of the King’s Bench Prison, Southwark; presumably a penalty for unpaid debts. He died in poverty at about the age of 50, leaving a wife and eight children. Today, examples of his work are in the collections of Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
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  • Details
    Title
    The Battle of St. Vincent
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on panel
    Dimensions
    height: 36.00 cm, width: 60.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Sir Bruce Ingram, 1963
    Inscription
    Sbr
    GAC number
    1451