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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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D17800

The Death of Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar

by Charles William Sharpe, after Daniel Maclise
line and stipple engraving, published 1874
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D17806

Horatio Nelson

by Robert Sargent Austin, printed by The Baynard Press, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
chromolithograph, published 1943
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'King Edward & His Empire Builders'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
vintage postcard print, circa 1907
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D830

Horatio Nelson

by and published by John Young, after John Rising
mezzotint, published 2 November 1801
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D15815

Victors of the Nile

by William Bromley, and by John George Landseer, and by William Satchwell Leney (Lenney), published by Robert Bowyer, after Robert Smirke
line engraving, published 1803
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D17443

Horatio Nelson

by Henry Bone, after John Hoppner
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, August 1805 (1801)
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D38485

Horatio Nelson

published by Edward Orme, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, published 2 December 1805
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D38486

Horatio Nelson

by and published by Peltro William Tomkins, after Franz Thaller, after Matthias Ranson
stipple engraving, published 21 November 1805
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D38488

Horatio Nelson

by Anthony Cardon, and by John Girtin, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Thomas Uwins, after Simon de Koster
line and stipple engraving, published 24 December 1805
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D15818

Horatio Nelson

by William Ridley, published by Vernor & Hood, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
stipple engraving, published 30 November 1805
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D18924

Horatio Nelson

by Valentine Green, possibly published by John Harris, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
mezzotint, published 14 November 1805
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D38484

Horatio Nelson

by Richard Earlom, published by Josiah Boydell, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published 9 January 1806
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D38490

Horatio Nelson

by William Barnard, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
mezzotint, published 1 January 1806
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D40901

Horatio Nelson

by Henry Richard Cook, published by C. Chapple, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, published 12 April 1806
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D38487

Monument to Horatio Nelson

by Thomas Charles Wageman, published by John Clark, published by and after George Ballisat
stipple engraving, published 1 April 1810
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D17663

Horatio Nelson

by Henry Bone, after Arthur William Devis
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1812 (1805)
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D38483

Horatio Nelson

by Robert Cooper, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, published 21 June 1815 (1801)
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D38491

Horatio Nelson

by Robert Graves, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
line engraving, published 5 November 1847 (after 1797)
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D38495

Nelson at Prayer, on going into battle at Trafalgar (Horatio Nelson)

by Ferdinand Jean de la Ferté Joubert, printed by McQueen (Macqueen), after Thomas Jones Barker
line engraving, declared to the Printsellers' Association 14 June 1854
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