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Unknown

Nelson

Details

Artist

Unknown

Title

Nelson

Date

About 1850

Medium

Wool, silk and beads on canvas

Dimensions

H: 55.8 x W: 77.8 cm

Reference

CVCSC:0055.F

Collection

British Folk Art

Status

On Display

This wool picture, in the patriotic colours of red, white and blue, celebrates the naval hero Vice Admiral Lord Nelson (1758-1805). Made many decades after his death at the Battle of Trafalgar, it testifies to the enduring nature of his reputation.

Nelson About 1850 © Compton Verney