The Greenwich History & Heritage Collection - Part 2: Lord Nelson

Posted August 23 2011

Our second print in the Greenwich History & Heritage collection by John Vogl is an illustrated portrait of Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson.

Here is an exclusive sneak preview of the design.

The print will be silk screen printed by hand on French cover paper stock, measuring 18 x 24" each print will be a signed and numbered by John in an edition of 75.


The regular edition is printed using pewter ink, an edition of 75 and priced at £20 - Click here to order

 

  

The rarer colour variant is printed using metallic gold ink, an edition of only 35 and priced at £30 - Click here to order 

  

Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, (29 September 1758–21 October 1805) was a British flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars.

He was noted for his inspirational leadership and superb grasp of strategy and unconventional tactics, which resulted in a number of decisive naval victories. He was wounded several times in combat, losing one arm and the sight in one eye. Of his several victories, the best known and notable was the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, at the end of which he was shot and killed.

After Nelson's death, his corpse was taken to Greenwich. He lay in state in the Old Royal Naval College for three days, before being taken up river aboard a barge for his funeral at St Paul's Cathedral.