Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Trafalgar paintings for charity campaign

A UK private art gallery located in Chester has come up with a novel idea to raise funds for the King George Fund for Sailors and Seafarers UK in connection with the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.

The gallery has secured the exclusive rights to a Nelson portrait by Sir William Beachey dating from 1801, to produce specially commissioned original ‘copies’ that had never been painted before.

A gallery spokesman said:

“This permission was given to us by Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, to produce our own original oil on canvas of the said original from a high resolution digital image that they provided.

This original stands 36x24 inches, and we will present it to the KGFS free of charge to be auctioned at one of the forthcoming Trafalgar night dinners in October.

The total proceeds will go directly to KGFS and Seafarers UK.

The plan is to produce a limited series of 200 gicleé prints on canvas and paper to be sold and to raise funds from this limited edition.”

The project has been produced in association with Pamela Brown, who is regional organiser for the KGFS Seafarers UK charity.


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