A proof for an 18th century engraving of Admiral Lord Nelson K.B. and the Victory of the Nile
Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. and the Victory of the Nile
Portrait bust of Horatio Nelson, nearly half-length, with head turned to look to left, with epaulettes and star, medal suspended from a ribbon around his neck, black neckerchief, white frill, his right sleeve pinned to his breast, in oval frame with laurel decoration,; naval fleet below; Battle of the Nile below, the French admiral's ship L'Orient exploding in the distance at left; coat of arms below image; portrait after Abbott, sea battle scene after Francis Chesham. 1799
Stipple and etching.
This is a proof for a later published edition - on wove paper by Percy Roberts, after the portrait of Nelson by Lemuel Francis Abbott and the sea battle by Francis Chesham, marked Proof to lower left, 46cm x 29cm.
The portrait of Nelson was amended in the later edition with Nelson’s portrait slightly different and wearing a sash.
Housed under glass in a 19th century frame.
Measuring: Frame - 42 cm x 60 cm