This Portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson, Baron Nelson of the Nile, [...]

Method Mezzotint
Artist William Barnard after Lucius Gahagan
Published Monday 21st October 1805
Dimensions Image 290 x 232 mm, Plate 381 x 277 mm, Sheet 397 x 292 mm
Notes Proof before all letters.

Portrait after a marble bust by Lucius Gahagan.

Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson (1758-1805)was a Vice-Admiral and victor of Trafalgar. Nelson's victories during the wars with France gripped the popular imagination, making him the most enduring of British heroes. In 1793, following the outbreak of war with France, he lost an eye in a successful attack on Corsica. Yet aside from this early misfortune, Nelson's strategic brilliance was confirmed at the Battle of Cape St Vincent (1797) and the Battle of the Nile (1798). This was followed by the great controversy of Nelson's career when, because of his passion for Emma Hamilton, he refused to leave Naples to defend Minorca.

William Barnard (1774-1849), mezzotint engraver; for some years keeper of British Institution. (1688-1653).

Lucius Gahagan (fl. 1820 - 1866). Sculptor; believed to be a member of the Gaghagen family of sculptors based in London, settled in Bath, Somerset in 1820.

Russell 11a, O' Donoghue 47, Lennox-Boyd i/ii

Ex. Col. : Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.

Condition: Light creases and foxing to sheet and image.
Framing unmounted
Price £280.00
Stock ID 24858