Salvatore Colacicco is a world-renowned marine artist who was born in 1935 in Bellagio, near Lake Como and studied at Brera Academy, Milan. He has been living in England for over thirty years. Nearly all Salvatore’s paintings during that time have been exported to the United States. These now adorn the walls of many a Board Rooms and Directors Office throughout the United States. Colacicco's traditional style of painting is influenced by the Marine artists of the 18th and 19th century with his own distinctive style. Among Colacicco's achievements are 26 panels illustrating the history and development of the paddle steamer, (of which he had made a special study of those used on the Italian Lakes), painted for the Russell Cotes Museum in Bournemouth. He has painted Schooners, Steamers, Yachts, Lake Como, Malta, British coastal scenes and Historical Man-O- War Marine Engagements. This painting depicts the British Red Fleet resting in Valletta Harbor, Malta. The ship in the foreground is one of the ten ships from the HMS Victory series. It measures 68 in – 173 cm in width, 44 ½ in – 113 cm high and 3 in – 7.5 cm deep, with an ornate carved gilt wood frame.