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Baron Nelson of The Nile


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Baron Nelson of The Nile

Mezzotint; The Most Noble Lord Horatio Nelson, Viscount & Baron Nelson of The Nile. Bonaparte planned to drive Britain from India and to this end invaded Egypt as a first step in his campaign. In spite of being chased by a fleet of British ships under the command of Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, Bonaparte's ships, under the command of Vice-Admiral François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers, succeeded in landing at Aboukir Bay, Egypt, taking Malta en route. The British fleet arrived off Egypt on the 1st August. Nelson ordered an immediate attack on the discovered French forces and at the end of a three hour battle the divided fleet of the French was defeated. Just two ships of the line and two frigates escaped from a total of seventeen French ships engaged.
Published to celebrate this great naval victory, a fine, early mezzotint, 'The Most Noble Lord Horatio Nelson, Viscount & Baron Nelson of The Nile'. Engraved by Barnard after the original work by Lemuel Abbott. Trimmed to outside of the plate mark; through the title band and legend. Published 1798. Within a fine period print frame with a reeded and ebonized pearwood face. image: 16.25 in x 24.5 in o.s: 23.75 in x 32.75 in


18th Century & Earlier

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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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