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Decorative art

Object connections:

Collection Decorative art, Furniture
User collections Collections (Europe) by blueheatwave
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Nelson, Horatio

Object details:

Object ID AAA3350
Description This yellow-pine chest was probably decorated for the 1905 centenary of the Battle of Trafalgar. All the images have been taken from well-known paintings and prints depicting Nelson and key events in his life. For example, on the front of the chest is an oval portrait of Nelson after Lemuel Abbott (BHC2889). Nelson’s coat of arms is on both sides of the chest and the top features a large-scale painting of the Battle of Trafalgar after an engraving (PAD5272) of Clarkson Stanfield's painting for the United Service Club (1836).
Date made circa 1905

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Sutcliffe-Smith Collection. We regret that Museum enquiries have not been able to identify the copyright holder and would welcome any information that would help us update our records. Please contact the Picture Library.
Materials base metal; yellow pine
Measurements Overall: 492 mm x 876 mm x 518 mm
  • Chest (AAA3350)
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