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Engraving - Tribute To Lord Nelson, 1806
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Engraving - Tribute To Lord Nelson, 1806

Measurements: Overall: 72cm (28.25in) x 57cm (22.5in)

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Mezzotint. Mezzotint. To the distant left British warships break the enemy line, while in the foreground lie the French Tricoleur and Spanish ‘la Rojigualda’. To the right a forest of English oak looms over Nelson’s tomb on which the figure of Britannia mourns with a lion couchant at her feet. To the left of the tomb the female figure of Victory pens an epitaph - ‘His Dauntless Bosom met the fatal Ball and Victory Mournd [sic] her Hero 21 October 1805’. A second memorial tome at Victory’s feet, held open by a fanfare trumpet and wreath of victor’s laurels, reads ‘After a series of Transendent [sic] and Heroic Servises [sic] this Gallant ADMIRAL FELL Gloriously in the moment of Brilliant and Desisive [sic] VICTORY / over the Combined Fleets  of France and SPAIN off Cape Trafalgar in the 47 [th] year of HIS AGE’. Inscribed below the image with the title ‘Drawn by John Hopkins. Engraved by John Young, engraver in mezzotint to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales / A Tribute To The Memory of The Late Vice admiral Viscount Nelson. / Britannia lamenting the Death of her brave Defender Fame crowning his bust with those laurels he so gloriously won History recording the event / To the Right Honble. Malmesbury. This Plate is with permission Dedicated by his most obedient and devoted servant John Hopkins / London June 4th 1806. Published by Boydell and Compy. No. 90 Cheapside.’ Framed and glazed.

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