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

Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson

Sitter associated with 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.

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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

D5337

Horatio Nelson

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

D17802

Horatio Nelson

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

D17803

Horatio Nelson

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

D17804

Horatio Nelson

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

D13767

Apotheosis of Nelson (Horatio Nelson)

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

D17799

Horatio Nelson

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

D5330

Horatio Nelson

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

D5332

Horatio Nelson

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

D13769

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

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

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

D4685

Horatio Nelson

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

D4686

Horatio Nelson

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

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

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

D5338

Horatio Nelson

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

D5341

Horatio Nelson

by Samuel Freeman, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
stipple and line engraving, published 1844
NPG D5341

D21490

Horatio Nelson

by George Baxter, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
Baxter print, published 1853
NPG D21490

D21491

Horatio Nelson

by George Baxter, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
Baxter print, published 1853
NPG D21491