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The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805: Death of Nelson

Oil paintings

Object connections:

Collection Oil paintings, Fine art
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Nelson, Horatio
EventsNapoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar, 1805

Object details:

Object ID BHC0545
Description This is a copy of Stanfield's 'Battle of Trafalgar' for the United Services' Club (1836). Painted some thirty years after the event, this shows the battle at about 2.30 pm in the afternoon and is a copy of Clarkson Stanfield’s very large canvas painted for the United Service Club, Pall Mall, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1836. It is an unusual interpretation of the battle, viewed from the lee rather than the weather side of the British fleet, with sky occupying three-quarters of the picture. There is a more detailed description of this painting contained within the 'Notebook' field within the 'Notes' icon.
Date made circa 1836

Artist/Maker Chambers, George
Stanfield, Clarkson
Stanfield, Clarkson
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Frame: 950 mm x 1416 mm x 75 mm;Painting: 735 mm x 1205 mm
  • The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805: Death of Nelson (BHC0545)
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