The bay of Salamis from the Piraeus road
A not fully finished watercolour, inscribed top left, 'Salamis Bay from / the Piraeus road Oct 8th 52' and top right above a rocky eminence on a hill, 'Xerxes' chair'. The view looks down on the Bay of Salamis from the north-east ( the Athens direction), with the road bending round to the left towards Piraeus beyond a male figure in Greek costume sitting on a rock. Warships anchored in the bay, with Salamis island behind, are beyond reasonable doubt the British squadron including Mends's 'Trafalgar'. The straits of Salamis to the left, round the headland, and on the far side of the island, were the scene of the Greek city states' defeat of the navy of Xerxes, emperor of Persia, in 480 BC.
George Pechell Mends
Original size: 255 mm x 372 mm
- Image reference: PZ0877-002
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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