Engraving of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson after the painting by John Hoppner. Engraved by John Rogers.
In this engraving Nelson stands by the shore, leaning on a rock, in the dress uniform of a Rear-Admiral, but with the epaulettes of a Vice-Admiral. The 1801naval bombardment of Copenghagen is in the background. The portrait was originally painted in 1800/01. Nelson became a Vice-Admiral in January 1801, but the uniform in the picture was not changed.
Around the engraving are scenes from the Battle of Cape St. Vincent in 1797. In this battle Nelson, commanding HMS Captain, found himself sailing in mist between twenty seven Spanish ships, forming two lines. He managed to hold the two squadrons apart and at one time was fighting seven Spanish ships.
Approximate weight is 888 grams.
Approximate dimensions are 32.5 cm length, 27 cm width and 2 cm depth.
In very good condition with the backing panel in two separate sections.