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admiral nelson portrait engraving

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Original antique print


'Nelson, Ammiraglio Inglese' Nelson's (1758-1805) victories during the wars with France gripped the popular imagination, making him the most enduring of British heroes. On the outbreak of war with France, in 1793, he lost an eye in a successful attack on Corsica. His strategic brilliance was confirmed at the Battle of Cape St Vincent (1797) and the Battle of the Nile (1798). This was followed by the great controversy of Nelson's career when, because of his passion for Emma Hamilton, he refused to leave Naples to defend Minorca. From 'Serie di Vite e Ritratti de Famosi Personaggi degli ultimi tempi' published in Milan 1815-1819. Accompanied by original text description in Italian. A few small foxing spots within platemark. A few more outside the platemark.

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artist Giovanni Antonio Sasso (active 1809-1816) after Jean Bosio (1767-1832)
method Stipple engraving
date 1818
size 220mm by 155mm (platemark)
SKU PT8367