Charles Edward Dixon (1872-1934) exhibited 52 paintings at the Royal Academy and many more at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in London. He is best known for his paintings of the Thames Estuary and of naval battles. For a biography, please read "Charles Dixon and the Golden Age of Marine Painting" by Stuart Boyd.
Provenance - original illustration used for the 1901 publication of Britannia's Bulwards.
The painting shows the battle in the year 1225 when the First Queen captured the Portuguese ship Cardinal.