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Horatio Nelson

(1758-1805), Vice-Admiral and victor of Trafalgar

Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson

Sitter in 85 portraits
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. Nelson was wounded several times in combat, losing one arm and the sight in one eye.

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Horatio Nelson, by Henry Meyer, after  John Hoppner - NPG D8059

Horatio Nelson

by Henry Meyer, after John Hoppner
stipple engraving, published 1805
NPG D8059

The death of Admiral Lord Nelson - in the moment of victory! (Horatio Nelson; Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, 1st Bt), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12856

The death of Admiral Lord Nelson - in the moment of victory! (Horatio Nelson; Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, 1st Bt)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 23 December 1805
NPG D12856

Horatio Nelson ('A correct View of the Grand Funeral Car'), by and printed by Hawkins & Ottway, published by  J. Page - NPG D21558

Horatio Nelson ('A correct View of the Grand Funeral Car')

by and printed by Hawkins & Ottway, published by J. Page
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 8 February 1806
NPG D21558

Horatio Nelson, by Edward Scriven, after  Arthur William Devis - NPG D5337

Horatio Nelson

by Edward Scriven, after Arthur William Devis
stipple engraving, published 1806
NPG D5337

Horatio Nelson, by Edward Bell, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG D17802

Horatio Nelson

by Edward Bell, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published 1806
NPG D17802

Horatio Nelson, by Charles Turner, after  John Hoppner - NPG D17803

Horatio Nelson

by Charles Turner, after John Hoppner
mezzotint, published 1806
NPG D17803

Horatio Nelson, by Charles Knight, after  Anne Seymour Damer (née Conway) - NPG D17804

Horatio Nelson

by Charles Knight, after Anne Seymour Damer (née Conway)
stipple engraving, published 1806
NPG D17804

Apotheosis of Nelson (Horatio Nelson), by Charles Theodosius Heath, after  Benjamin West - NPG D13767

Apotheosis of Nelson (Horatio Nelson)

by Charles Theodosius Heath, after Benjamin West
line engraving, (1807)
NPG D13767

Horatio Nelson, by Thomas Burke, after  Simon de Koster - NPG D17799

Horatio Nelson

by Thomas Burke, after Simon de Koster
stipple engraving, published 1807
NPG D17799

Horatio Nelson, by J. Golding, after  Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG D5330

Horatio Nelson

by J. Golding, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
line engraving, published 1808
NPG D5330

Horatio Nelson, by William Henry Worthington, after  Robert Bowyer - NPG D5332

Horatio Nelson

by William Henry Worthington, after Robert Bowyer
line engraving, published 1808
NPG D5332

The Death of Lord Viscount Nelson. K.B. (Horatio Nelson), by James Heath, after  Benjamin West - NPG D13769

The Death of Lord Viscount Nelson. K.B. (Horatio Nelson)

by James Heath, after Benjamin West
line engraving, published 1811
NPG D13769

Horatio Nelson, by Henry Bone, after  Arthur William Devis - NPG D17663

Horatio Nelson

by Henry Bone, after Arthur William Devis
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1812 (1805)
NPG D17663

Horatio Nelson, by Robert Cooper, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  William Evans, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG D15817

Horatio Nelson

by Robert Cooper, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, published 21 June 1815
NPG D15817

Horatio Nelson, by Charles Turner, after  Robert Bowyer - NPG D4685

Horatio Nelson

by Charles Turner, after Robert Bowyer
mezzotint, published 1823
NPG D4685

Horatio Nelson, by Charles Turner, after  Robert Bowyer - NPG D4686

Horatio Nelson

by Charles Turner, after Robert Bowyer
mezzotint, published 1823
NPG D4686

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington; Horatio Nelson, by T.C. Wilson, printed by  W. Clerk, published by  E. Glover - NPG D13770

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington; Horatio Nelson

by T.C. Wilson, printed by W. Clerk, published by E. Glover
lithograph, probably 1830s
NPG D13770

Horatio Nelson ('Admiral Nelson receiving the Spanish Admiral's Sword on Board the San Josef'), by John Rogers, published by  J & F Tallis, after  Daniel Orme - NPG D17805

Horatio Nelson ('Admiral Nelson receiving the Spanish Admiral's Sword on Board the San Josef')

by John Rogers, published by J & F Tallis, after Daniel Orme
line engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D17805

Horatio Nelson, by William Read, after  Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG D5338

Horatio Nelson

by William Read, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
stipple and line engraving, published 1836
NPG D5338

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