The Cockpit, Battle of the Nile.
Published & Sold June 4.th. 1817 by Edw.d. Orme, Bond Str. corner of Brook St. London.
Very fine coloured aquatint with large margins. On watermarked paper 'J. Whatman 1816'. Plate: 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾").
Battle scene below decks during the Battle of the Nile (1798) during which Horatio Nelson was wounded and lost his eye. Nelson, with his head bandaged sits on a trunk surrounded by other wounded sailors while a surgeon sees to a man in distress.
[Ref: 33593] £220.00