Yesterday afternoon, Cristina and Luis invited me to join them on their Sunday afternoon visit to the Queen’s House, Inigo Jones’ great masterpiece, at Greenwich. I was delighted to be invited because I was eager to see the portrait of Inigo Jones and Turner’s massive image of THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR. The afternoon was simply wonderful, and I enjoyed numerous maritime paintings of the most amazing historical interest and quality. I was also pleased to see the portrait of Anne of Denmark whom I will write about in another article. I had seen her full-length portrait in the National Portrait Gallery, and I now enjoyed a smaller variation of the original–it was wonderful. The portraits of Henry VII, Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I in all her splendor, and James II were unexpected and certainly interesting. The visit was wonderful, and I think my readers would enjoy a day at Greenwich. The village atmosphere is wonderful, and their are restaurants which will restore your energies after a thrilling visit to the Queen’s House to see the great TURNER “BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR.”
AND NOW THE GREAT TURNER “BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR” including several “detail shots” including one showing the Spanish ship LA SANTA TRINIDAD which was larger than the VICTORY and joined Nelson to defeat the French.
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918