'The Most Noble Lord Horatio Nelson Viscount and Baron of The Nile etc etc....' Mezzotint by Richard Earlom after the painting by William Beechey R.A. Published by Boydell of London January 1805.
Horatio Nelson was was born in 1758 in the rectory at Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk. His parents were the Reverend Edmund Nelson and his wife Catherine Suckling. He went to sea on the 1st January 1771, at the tender age of 12 under the captainship of his maternal uncle Captain Maurice Suckling as an ordinary seaman and coxswain. Suckling died in 1778, but until then remained Nelson's patron and continued to be an influence in his career. Shortly after reporting aboard Nelson was promoted to midshipman, and began his officer training. Unbelievably Nelson suffered from chronic seasickness throughout his life. His exceptional leadership qualities and instinctive grasp of strategy brought about a number of notable British naval victories, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He lost the sight in one eye in Corsica at the age of 35, and most of one arm in the unsuccessful attempt to conquer Santa Cruz de Tenerife when he was 38. He was fatally shot by a French sniper at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. He was 47.
In matt black wood frame and cream slip.
Print size: 50cm x 36cm
Frame size: 66cm x 49cm