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A Mid 19th Century Parian Ware Bust of Admiral Lord Nelson, 1853
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A Mid 19th Century Parian Ware Bust of Admiral Lord Nelson, 1853

Measurements: Height: 24cm (9.5in)

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This bust was created under the direction of Admiral Sir William Parker (1781-1866) who served under Nelson as captain of the fifth-rate frigate Amazon (38) in the Mediterranean and in the chase to the West Indies during the Trafalgar Campaign in 1805. The inscription to the reverse states the likeness was modelled by the sculptor Joseph Pitts (d.c.1870) from from a painting by Wichell in Admiral Parker’s possesion. The bust was produced by Coalport, the Shropshire pottery founded by John Rose in 1795. Nelson is shown in Vice-Admiral’s uniform and afflicted by the blindness in his right eye, sustained during storming of Calvi (Corsica) in 1794. This is emphasized by the deeper drilling of the pupil of his left (good) eye.
 

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