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Title: Naval Engagement by Thomas Buttersworth

Accession Number: 1996.152.1
Type: watercolor
Maker: Buttersworth, Thomas
Date: 1805-10-21
Materials: paper
Description: Watercolor on paper; by Thomas Buttersworth; naval engagement, wrecks in foreground; signed lower left "T. Buttersworth"; depicts Battle of Trafalgar (Oct. 21, 1805), shows the Spanish four-deck, 130-gun SANTISSIMA TRINIDAD at far left, Nelson’s ship, HMS VICTORY, astern and in battle with French 74 REDOUBTABLE; HMS TEMERAIRE alongside REDOUBTABLE; French Admiral Villeneuve’s flagship 80-gun BUCENTAURE being raked from astern by 98-gun HMS NEPTUNE, while the British 74-gun ships LEVIATHAN and CONQUEROR approach at right.

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