This painting depicts a night battle during the Napoleonic period between a French privateer, a Chasse-Marie and a merchant vessel built by the Brocklebank family of Whitehaven.
Sea Battle (Untitled) by Robert W Salmon, 1803
© The Beacon Museum
- Oil on canvas
- 51 x 37 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,500 ( Total: £16,000; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- Sir Aubrey Brocklebank Bart
Believed to have been commissioned by a member of the Brocklebank family; by descent to Sir Aubrey Brocklebank Bart.