Marine scene by Ronny Moortgat showing the Battle of Camperdown in 1797, priced at £55,000 by Gladwell & Patterson.

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This substantial 3ft 4in x 6ft 8in (1m x 2m) marine scene in oils painted by Belgian artist Ronny Moortgat (b.1951) depicts the Battle of Camperdown in 1797.

The battle off the Dutch coast was the most significant naval action between British and Dutch forces during the French Revolutionary Wars and resulted in a complete victory for the British, who captured 11 Dutch ships without losing any of their own.

Moortgat’s dramatic vista of the battle, which includes a Dutch ship engulfed in flames and debris scattered across the sea, is available to buy from Gladwell & Patterson for £55,000.

The artist grew up in the Flanders village of Schelle by the river Scheldt near Antwerp where he developed a passion for drawing and painting maritime scenes.

Moortgat is a member of the Royal Society of Maritime Artists in London and is best known today for his detailed and colourful maritime scenes of old and modern ships, passenger liners, sailing yachts and tea clippers.