Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson Medici Society Chromolithograph
Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson Medici Society Chromolithograph
Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson Medici Society Chromolithograph
Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson Medici Society Chromolithograph

After LEMUEL FRANCIS ABBOTT (c.1760-1802)

Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson Medici Society Chromolithograph

1912 British

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ADMIRAL LORD HORATIO NELSON ORIGINAL MEDICI SOCIETY CHROMOLITHOGRAPH ON BOARD CIRCA 1912

I am offering for sale an original circa 1912 chromolithograph of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson published by the Medici Society of London, which was founded as a society in 1908, and is an example after the original oil portrait painting by artist Lemuel Francis Abbott b.1760-d.1803.

NELSON'S EARLY LIFE
Horatio Nelson was born on 29 September 1758 in a rectory in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England, the sixth of eleven children of the Reverend Edmund Nelson and his wife Catherine Suckling.He was named after his godfather Horatio Walpole (1723–1809) then 2nd Baron Walpole, of Wolterton.

Nelson attended Paston Grammar School, North Walsham, until he was 12 years old, and also attended King Edward VI’s Grammar School in Norwich. His naval career began on 1 January 1771, when he reported to the third-rate HMS Raisonnable as an ordinary seaman and coxswain under his maternal uncle, Captain Maurice Suckling, who commanded the vessel. Shortly after reporting aboard, Nelson was appointed a midshipman and began officer training. Early in his service, Nelson discovered that he suffered from seasickness, a chronic complaint that dogged him for the rest of his life.

HISTORICAL BATTLES
Nelson took part in the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where his attack was defeated and he was badly wounded, losing his right arm, and was forced to return to England to recuperate. The following year, he won a decisive victory over the French at the Battle of the Nile and remained in the Mediterranean to support the Kingdom of Naples against a French invasion. In 1801, he was dispatched to the Baltic and won another victory, this time over the Danes at the Battle of Copenhagen. He subsequently commanded the blockade of the French and Spanish fleets at Toulon and, after their escape, chased them to the West Indies and back but failed to bring them to battle. After a brief return to England, he took over the Cádiz blockade in 1805. On 21 October 1805, the Franco-Spanish fleet came out of port, and Nelson's fleet engaged them at the Battle of Trafalgar. The battle was Britain's greatest naval victory, but during the action, Nelson, aboard HMS Victory, was fatally wounded by a French sharpshooter. His body was brought back to England where he was accorded a state funeral.

Nelson's death at Trafalgar secured his position as one of Britain's most heroic figures. The significance of the victory and his death during the battle led to his signal, "England expects that every man will do his duty", being regularly quoted, paraphrased and referenced up to the modern day. Numerous monuments, including Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London, and the Nelson Monument in Edinburgh, have been created in his memory and his legacy remains highly influential.










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A SHORT HISTORY OF MEDICI
The Medici Society Ltd was founded in 1908 by Philip Lee Warner and Eustace Gurney. The company's original aim was to bring artists' work to the appreciation of a wider public through technically cutting edge high-end colour reproductions, with subjects chosen for their artistic value, beauty or sentiment sold "for the lowest price commercially possible".

The name Medici was chosen as a homage to the great Florentine family who did so much to encourage art in the Italian Renaissance. The profile of Lorenzo de' Medici (1449 - 1492), known as Lorenzo the Magnificent, was incorporated into the trade mark.

MEDICI Example National Gallery
Published by The Medici Society Ltd, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
chromolithograph, published 1912 (1794)
24 1/8 in. x 19 in. (612 mm x 483 mm) paper size
Given by The Medici Society Ltd, 1912
NPG D38494
Dimensions
External Height 25.00 inch (63.50 cm)
External Width 21.50 inch (54.61 cm)
External Depth 1.50 inch (3.81 cm)
Stock Code
0783
Medium
Chromolithograph on Board
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