(b. 1793, Sunderland, d. 1867, Hampstead)

Battle of Trafalgar

Oil on canvas, 270 x 480 cm
Private collection

This painting is the most impressive work by Clarkson Stanfield.

The Battle of Trafalgar (21 October 1805) was a naval engagement fought by the British Royal Navy against the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies, during the War of the Third Coalition (August-December 1805) of the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815). The battle was the most decisive British naval victory of the war.

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