THE DEATH OF NELSON

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
st 124 STG152 13
 

Complex picture aboard HMS Victory showing Admiral Nelson dying in the arms of Hardy

Words:
Woven on silk:-
 

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
WOVEN IN SILK BY THOMAS STEVENS, INVENTOR AND MANUFACTURER, COVENTRY AND LONDON.

THE DEATH OF NELSON.

Size:
Card-mount:
18.4 cm deep by 26.7 cm wide

silk:
6.4 cm high by 18.4 cm wide

Comments:

by Austin Sprake:
A rather confused scene on the deck of The Victory at Trafalgar.

by Geoffrey Godden:
A landscape shaped view of the death of Admiral Lord Nelson on the deck of the flagship Victory in 1805. This picture is very crowded with figures and is larger than the normal Stevengraph, with a card size of approximately 9 3/4 inches (24.8 cm) by 6 3/4 inches (17.1 cm) and a picture, or sight size, of approximately 6 9/10 inches (17.5 cm) by 2 3/10 inches (5.8 cm). In size and crowded historical composition, this subject forms a convenient pair with WELLINGTON AND BLUCHER [st604 on this site].
THE DEATH OF NELSON was first listed on label 23+31 of c. 1889. It is normally found on card-mounts C1 and C3 and, later, on card-mounts of type E [the image above is of type C1 of circa 1893 - 1895].

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