Slaget ved Kapp St. Vincent, eller slaget ved Cape Santa Maria, fant sted 16. januar 1780 under den amerikanske uavhengighetskrigen og var en seier for en britisk flåte under admiral George Rodney over en spansk skvadron under don Juan de Lángara. Slaget er også kjent som «måneskinnsslaget» siden det var uvanlig at et sjøslag i seilalderen foregikk om natten (Kilde: wikipedia).
Eierskap 1916Maleriet ble kjøpt for kr 150, rammen kostet 20 kr.
Produksjon 1782Kobberstikk laget av Perpiniere etter maleri av Paton.
Paton, Richard (1717 - 1791)
Richard Paton (1717 – 7 March 1791) was a British marine painter.
Paton spent his artistic career in London, where he is said to have been born, although no record of his birthplace or parentage is known. He is said to have grown up in poverty, and he is described as "self-taught". Some critics have discerned an influence of Samuel Scott's works, and also of Charles Brooking. Any such influence is hardly evident.
According to an account by Harry Parker, in "The Mariner's Mirror", March 1912, p 85, while Paton was begging "on Tower Hill, he attracted the attention of Admiral Sir Charles Knowles (died 1777), who happened to be passing that way, and who, taking a fancy to the boy, offered to take him to sea". He was assistant to the ship’s painter on Knowles' ship, gaining knowledge in both painting and seamanship. In 1742, he started working at the Excise Office.
His first exhibition was in 1758 on the premises of the London-based Society of Artists, where he continued to exhibit up to 1770. The Royal Academy hosted his works between 1762 and 1780.
Paton's specialities were marine and naval paintings. He painted naval actions of wars ongoing at the time of painting such as the Seven Years' War of 1756–1763 and later The American Revolutionary War, as well as earlier events such as the battles of the War of the Quadruple Alliance which took place when he was a baby. The paintings include many dramatic effects such as battles at night, the shooting of cannons and the effect of bombardments. There are, however, also less militant themes such as ships becalmed. His "sublime depiction of the sky" was considered especially noteworthy. Prints of his works, made among others by Pierre-Charles Canot, made them widely known (Kilde: Wikipedia).
- Tilholdssted, Storbritannia England London
- Profession Marinemaler
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Boydell, John (1720 - 1804)
John Boydell (/ˈbɔɪdəl/; 19 January 1720 (New Style) – 12 December 1804) was an 18th-century British publisher noted for his reproductions of engravings. He helped alter the trade imbalance between Britain and France in engravings and initiated a British tradition in the art form. A former engraver himself, Boydell promoted the interests of artists as well as patrons and as a result his business prospered.
The son of a land surveyor, Boydell apprenticed himself to William Henry Toms, an artist he admired, and learned engraving. He established his own business in 1746 and published his first book of engravings around the same time. Boydell did not think much of his own artistic efforts and eventually started buying the works of others, becoming a print dealer as well as an artist. He became a successful importer of French prints during the 1750s but was frustrated by their refusal to trade prints in kind. To spark reciprocal trade, he commissioned William Wollett's spectacular engraving of Richard Wilson's The Destruction of the Children of Niobe, which revolutionised the print trade. Ten years later, largely as a result of Boydell's initiative, the trade imbalance had shifted, and he was named a fellow of the Royal Society for his efforts.
In the 1790s, Boydell began a large Shakespeare venture that included the establishment of a Shakespeare Gallery, the publication of an illustrated edition of Shakespeare's plays, and the release of a folio of prints depicting scenes from Shakespeare's works. Some of the most illustrious painters of the day contributed, such as Benjamin West and Henry Fuseli.
Throughout his life, Boydell dedicated time to civic projects: he donated art to government institutions and ran for public office. In 1790 he became Lord Mayor of London. The French Revolutionary Wars led to a cessation in Continental trade at the end of the 1790s and without this business, Boydell's firm declined and he was nearly bankrupt at his death in 1804 (Kilde: Wikipedia).
- Tilholdssted, Storbritannia England London
- Profession Borgermester i London-1790 Forlegger og gravør
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- License Contact owner for more information
- Identifier BSJ.04866
- Part of collection Bergens Sjøfartsmuseum
- Owner of collection Hordaland
- Institution Bergens Sjøfartsmuseum
- Date published March 30, 2017
- Date updated February 14, 2019
- DIMU-CODE 021026957030
- UUID 1CA06C18-5746-4508-9268-BDC099A1C4B3