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The Brave Tars of the Victory, and the Remains of the Lamented Nelson (caricature)

PAF3756
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Object ID PAF3756
Description This caricature captures some of the controversy that surrounded the funeral. Originally, the authorities wanted to bring Nelson’s body home in a fast frigate – but the sailors of the Victory insisted that they wanted to bring him home themselves. Hand-coloured. [This is the first numerical print entry of satires by George Murgatroyd Woodward, born c. 1765 Stanton-le-Dale, Derbys., - died 1809 London, whose substantial archive including many nautical subjects is now in the Derbyshire County Archive. PvdM]
Date made 9 Dec 1805

Artist/Maker Rowlandson, Thomas
Woodward, George Murgatroyd
Woodward, George Murgatroyd
Rowlandson, after Thomas
Ackermann
Ackermann
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials etching, coloured
Measurements Primary support: 271 mm x 353 mm; Mount: 406 mm x 560 mm
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  • The Brave Tars of the Victory, and the Remains of the Lamented Nelson (caricature) (PAF3756)
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