Frame Size: 47" x 57"
Size: 40" x 50"

"17th Century Naval Battle" SOLD

by John Bentham Dinsdale (1927-2008)

Oil on canvas

Signed lower left

Description:  John Bentham Dinsdale has created a breathtaking scene of a mid-17th century naval battle. The scene appears to depict a fight between the British on the left and the Dutch to the right. Most likely a battle during the Second Anglo-Dutch war of 1665-1667. The English tried to end the Dutch domination of world trade, and achieved early success, but in the end the Dutch prevailed.

The detail in this large work is extraordinary and accurate, and typical of Brentham-Dinsdale’s works.


Note: This painting would look wonderful, and maybe set the tone in a board or conference room.

Artist Profile:  Carrying on the storied tradition of more than 300 years of British sea painters, John Bentham-Dinsdale is an exacting scholar of the famous ships of the past. 

Bentham-Dinsdale studied architecture and design at Leeds University,  He was a commissioned officer and pilot in the royal air force during World War II. He had always painted, but took to it as his sole occupation in 1965. A founding member of the British Sea Painters Group in 1970, he exhibited his first one-man show in London in 1974. His work has since been exhibited on nearly every continent including London, Paris, New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Tokyo and Sydney.

Working from preliminary sketches and extensive research of his subjects, Bentham-Dinsdale brings forth exceptional detail and accuracy. Many of his canvases are quite large, yet the sharp details and precise scale are clearly present in his naval and commercial subjects.



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