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The Naval Academy
9 December 2000

Trafalgar and the Artists

The Battle of Trafalgar has been an inspiration to artists ever since 1805.

This seminar looked at two key painters who were inspired by the battle and will include a talk by one of the leading artists currently working in this field.

There was also a privileged viewing of the Museum's magnificent Panorama of Trafalgar by W L Wyllie.

10.30 : Coffee and Registration

11.00 : Lecture One : 'Preserved for the nation' - The Panorama of Trafalgar by W L Wyllie
           Valerie Billing, Curator of Oral History, Royal Naval Museum

12.00 : Guided visit to the Wyllie Panorama

12.45 : Lunch break

13.30 : Lecture Two : 'Turner and Trafalgar' - Three great Turner paintings set in their
            historical context
           Colin White, Deputy Director, Royal Naval Museum

14.30 : Lecture Three : 'Painting Nelson's Navy' - an artist's reflections
           Geoff Hunt, Marine Artist

15.30 : Question and answer session

16.00 : Finish


For a brochure giving full details, and for bookings, please contact

Trevor Carpenter
Royal Naval Museum
HM Naval Base (PP66)
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO1 3NH

Telephone : 023 9272 7583
Fax : 023 9272 7575

Outside UK
Telephone : 44 23 9272 7583
Fax : 44 23 9272 7575

E-mail : visitor.services@royalnavalmuseum.org


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