On November 18th, the oil painting The Last Battle of the Magnificent by the painter Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau will be presented in the Naval Museum of San Fernando. In this painting, the author pays homage to the feat of the Glorioso ship, which, under the command of the captain of the ship Mesía de la Cerda, faced twelve British ships one after the other, sank one of them and only gave in when he ran out of ammunition.
His transfer is from the Madrid Naval Museum, which recently reopened after redefining his historic speech by decision of the Admiral’s Chief of Staff of the Navy. With this decision, the Navy is trying to balance the discourse in the naval museums as a whole and, in particular, that of their art collections. to adapt it more closely to historical reality.
The painting by Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau replaces that of the same author in the Naval Museum of San Fernando? My flag ?, which is now part of the permanent exhibition of the Naval Museum of Madrid. In this oil painting, the painter pays homage to the heroism of Grenadier Martín Alvarez, a soldier in the Marine Battalion Corps. Its inclusion in the new Madrid discourse strengthens the role of the troop and seaman classes, which are not always fairly recognized, and the Marine Corps itself in the history of the Navy.
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