Admiral Lord Nelson Mezzotint Engraving
Admiral Lord Nelson Mezzotint Engraving
Admiral Lord Nelson Mezzotint Engraving
Admiral Lord Nelson Mezzotint Engraving
Admiral Lord Nelson Mezzotint Engraving
Admiral Lord Nelson Mezzotint Engraving
Admiral Lord Nelson Mezzotint Engraving

After JOHN HOPPNER R.A. (1758-1810)

Admiral Lord Nelson Mezzotint Engraving

18th century British

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I am delighted to offer for sale an original early circa 1802 framed coloured engraving of Admiral Lord Nelson Engraved By C. Turner

This is a wonderful example by Charles Turner of Admiral Lord Nelson.

The engraving is after an original painting by John Hoppner.

Lord Nelson stands on the rocks in the foreground with a scene from one of his battles, raging in the background.

The picture shows Admiral Lord Nelson in the classic pose with right arm sleeve pinned across his chest.
The portrait bears the inscription ‘Engraved by C. Turner’, and Painted by I. Hoppner Esq. R.A. Portrait Painter to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales’.

The plate pressure marks are present on all sides, but now Preserved Under a new mount
The print is presented in its original wooden ebonised glazed frame having gilt cornicing.

Sold Lot 200 Est. £500-£800 19th Oct 2005
Realised £600 + 20% Comission
This was The Trafalgar Bicentenary Sale

The main image of the print measures 15.5 inches (39.5 cm) by 23.25 inches (59 cm).
The frame measures 23.75 inches (60.5 cm) by 32.5 inches (82.5 cm).

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The portrait is in very good condition well preserved under glass and not discoloured.
There has been a new card mount fitted and the frame is the original in good order.
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.

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.

External Height 32.50 inch (82.55 cm)
External Width 23.75 inch (60.32 cm)
External Depth 1.25 inch (3.17 cm)
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Coloured Mezzotint Engraving On Paper
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