Nelson.Nelson Bronte [Facsimile left hand.]
[London, Published Jan.y 9th. 1806. by the Engraver, No.92 Norton Street, Marylebone.]
Mezzotint, scarce. Sheet 495 x 355mm (19½ x 14"). Trimmed close to plate on three sides, into inscription area losing publisher's line and description of the facsimile signature. Small damage top left in borders.
A three-quarter length portrait Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), hero of the Battle of Trafalgar, published posthumously. The head-and-shoulders portrait by Beechey used as a basis for this print was commissioned by the City of Norwich in 1800; it is regarded as the most faithful likeness of him, and is now in the National Portrait Gallery.
Ex collection of the Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 34263] £350.00