Le 15 Janvier 1790.
[Paris: Auber, 1804.]
Etching. 240 x 280mm (9½ x 11").
Christopher John Williams Nesham (1771-1853) was a British naval officer who was in Normandy when the French Revolution broke out. Caught in local unrest he saved a corn merchant from being lynched for sending his flour to Paris. The Paris Commune summoned him to Paris and presented him with a uniform sword of the national guard and placed a civic crown on his head. During the course of his career he served with Edward Pellew, Admiral Duncan at Camperdown and Sir George Cockburn at the capture of Martinique (from the French). He was promoted to Admiral in 1852, over sixty years after the events shown here. Published in the 'Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la révolution française'.
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