The Battle of Cape St. Vincent, 14 February 1797

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    Interpretation about this artwork is under review

  • About the artist
    William Anderson, marine painter, was born in Scotland and initially worked as a shipwright. Little is known of his artistic training. He moved to London at about the age of 30, where he exhibited works at the Royal Academy from 1787 to 1834. There is also little information on his private life. However, he is known to have had a son, William Guido Anderson, who joined the Royal Navy. Although Anderson is best known for his small, highly finished marine paintings, particularly river scenes, he also painted other subjects. Today his works can be found in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

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    Title
    The Battle of Cape St. Vincent, 14 February 1797
    Date
    1798
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 87.50 cm, width: 133.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Christie's via the Parker Gallery, 9 December 1955
    Provenance
    Collection of Christopher Cook; collection of Mrs Louisa Baraston; collection of ‘Jay’; by whom sold through Christie's, London, on 9 December 1955 (Lot 128), for £57.15.0; from which sale purchased by ‘Holiday’ on behalf of the Ministry of Works
    GAC number
    3408