HMS Victory

“For several years my husband and I have been searching for a painting, unsuccessfully, reminiscent of Portsmouth, my husband’s home town. A meeting with Captain David Bray ended our search.

Whilst listening to a talk given by Captain Bray on ‘’Nautical Nostalgia’ we noticed a display of several of his paintings at the side of the stage.

We knew from his enthusiasm, attention to detail and his painting skills, that we wanted him to have our commission. He did not disappoint us!

‘Victory’ is shown here a few years prior to her famous encounter at Trafalgar, leaving Portsmouth Harbour – exactly as my husband and I had envisaged. A wonderful piece of art, and now part of our family history!

Fair winds and following seas to you David, and to your wife Mary.”

Jenny and Michael Smith

Bavid Bray's Painting of HMS Victory