Nelson's Flag Ship The Victory at Portsmouth [in plate; also titled 'The Victory at Portsmouth' in pencil by artist.]
Etching, 125 x 330mm. 5 x 13". A fine impression.
A charming etching in a naive style; HMS Victory at the centre of the composition. After the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar Victory took Nelson's body back to England where, after lying in state at Greenwich, he was buried in St. Paul's Cathedral on 6 January 1806. Her active career ended on 7 November 1812, when she was moored in Portsmouth Harbour off Gosport and used as a depot ship. In 1889, Victory was fitted up as a Naval School of Telegraphy. She soon became a proper Signal School, and signal ratings from ships paying off were sent to Victory, instead of the barracks, for a two-month training course. The School remained on Victory until 1904.
Guichard: pg.72, Appendix 1 'Minor Etchers'.
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