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A Sailor's Observation on the Lamented Death of Lord Nelson (caricature)

PAF3850
Fine art

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Collection Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours, Caricatures
ExhibitionsBroadsides! Caricature and the Navy 1775–1815
User collections Caricatures by franzgmail
Gallery locationNot on display

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Object ID PAF3850
Description This contemporary caricature captures the grief felt by ordinary sailors when they heard the news of Nelson’s death. The sailor on the right is drinking to ‘The memory of the Immortal Hero of the Nile’ – one of the earliest references to this famous toast, which is still drunk at traditional Trafalgar Night Dinners today. Hand-coloured.
Date made 3 Dec 1805

Artist/Maker Rowlandson, Thomas
Woodward, George Murgatroyd
Rudolph Ackermann
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials etching, coloured
Measurements Overall: 255 x 345 mm; Mount: 404 mm x 559 mm
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  • A Sailor's Observation on the Lamented Death of Lord Nelson (caricature) (PAF3850)
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