John Wilson Carmichael, born in Newcastle upon Tyne around 1800, was a prolific marine painter. It is debatable whether he ever visited Gibraltar. In fact his depictions of the Rock - with one exception - suggest he never did. The style of his paintings varies enormously from picture to picture - which make me wonder whether they were in fact all painted by the same artist. The fact that he seems to have also been known as John Wilson Carmichael. does not help.
The following are a selection of those of his pictures in which the Rock serves as background to sea and sail.