There are a few famous paintings of galleons. One is “The Battle of Trafalgar” by J. M. W. Turner, which is in the National Gallery in London. Another is “The Spanish Armada” by Nicholas Hilliard, which is in the Royal Collection.
The Battle of Trafalgar
The Battle of Trafalgar is a depiction of the battle that took place off the coast of Spain when Napoleon’s navy attacked Admiral Nelson’s fleet. It was the victory at this battle in 1805 that made Britain supreme. The picture captures the scene with all its drama and color, with smoke in the sky over the ships in combat, Nelson being carried belowdecks after his death but already commemorated by gold-robed Victory, and Admiral Villeneuve being taken belowdecks after defeat to be saved from an English sailor’s revenge.
The Spanish Armada
The Spanish Armada is an oil on canvas painting that was created in 1588, which is also known as the year of the Spanish Armada. The painting is attributed to Nicolas Hilliard and depicts the event when King Philip II attempted to invade England by land and sea. The painting was made for Queen Elizabeth I and has since been housed at Hampton Court Palace. The painting is a work of art that tells a story of events and captures life during historical times.