Baron Nelson, of the Nile.
Hand coloured mezzotint, very scarce. Framed. Platemark: 180 x 125mm (7 x 5"). Unexamined out of frame.
A head and shoulders portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson, with his empty sleeve tucked into his coat. Nelson (1758 - 1805) was a British flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was involved in several important victories, including the Battle of Trafalgar, and the Battle of the Nile (1798). Nelson was gazetted Baron of the Nile a few moths after the battle. Up to this date he had spent little time in England and in consequence, very few portraits were known of him.
[Ref: 36977] £360.00