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A Bust of Horatio Nelson,
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A Bust of Horatio Nelson,

Circa 1810

Measurements: Height: 21cm (8.25in)



Patinated bronze after Gahagan. England’s greatest naval hero bare chested and looking slightly left on an integral socle.

Born at Burnham Thorpe Rectory, Norfolk, Nelson became a midshipman at the age of twelve and served in an Arctic expedition. He distinguished himself at St Vincent in 1797 and defeated the French at the Battle of the Nile, which won for him his peerage and a pension. In 1801 he successfully bombarded Copenhagen. and finally crushed  French naval power at Trafalgar where he was mortally wounded by a musket ball on the quarterdeck of his flagship. Before the battle he hoisted his famous signal, ‘This day England expects every man to do his duty.’