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Horatio Nelson

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

Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson

Regency Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 86 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. 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's last engagement was his greatest victory; he was killed by a sniper while defeating the combined French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

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Horatio Nelson, by Robert Sargent Austin, printed by  The Baynard Press, after  Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG D17806

Horatio Nelson

by Robert Sargent Austin, printed by The Baynard Press, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
chromolithograph, published 1943
NPG D17806

Horatio Nelson, by Lawrence Josset, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG D16957

Horatio Nelson

by Lawrence Josset, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, 1968
NPG D16957

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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
NPG D15815

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Horatio Nelson

by William Ridley, published by Vernor & Hood, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
stipple engraving, published 30 November 1805
NPG D15818

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Horatio Nelson

by Valentine Green, possibly published by John Harris, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
mezzotint, published 14 November 1805
NPG D18924

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Horatio Nelson

by Ernst Morace
stipple engraving
NPG D19153

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