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Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

An extract of our prints currently available:
Scenes from the Life of Lord Nelson
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battle of the nile

On the deck of a ship, a young officer gestures toward the sea as he speaks to Lord Nelson,who's head is bandaged, the crew look over the side of the ship, many with expressions of concern during the Battle of the Nile; with hand tinted border around image.

SCENES FROM T.O. Churchill's 'THE LIFE OF LORD NELSON'

William Henry Worthington after William Bromley. Published by R. Bowyer London 1808. Hand tinted copper engravings each within a decorative border. 9 x 6 3/4" approx. including letters, matted, glazed gilt-wood frames 13 1/2 x 11 1/4"

Ref. LRA 4044/ ENN set/ dd.andl > VLN set   PRICE CODE C  Click for price code guide    SOLD

This series of images illustrative of the life of Nelson, published just three years after his death, have become very collectable and we are pleased to offer a decoratively framed set of six.

1 Portrait of Nelson [1758 - 1805 after R. Bowyer]
The Most Noble Lord Horatio Nelson, Ist Viscount and Baron Nelson of the Nile and of Burnham Thorpe and Hillborough in the County of Norfolk, 1st Duke of Bronté in the Kingdom of Sicily, Knight of Order of the Bath,Vice Admiral of the White Squadron of the Fleet, Commander in Chief of his Majesty's Ships and Vessels in the Mediterranean, Knight Grand Cross of the Sicilian Order of St Ferdinand and of Merit, Member of the Ottoman Order of the Crescent, Knight Grand Commander of the Order of St Joachim, to mention just some of his titles and awards.

2 Storming a post at San Juan [13-25 April 1777 After W. Bromley]
A lively battle scene against the heavily fortified castle on Lake Nicaragua. Soldiers charge the defences from right, under the command of Captain Nelson despite his suffering from Maleria. The body of a Spanish defender lies in the left foreground.

3 Boarding the San Nicolas [14 Feb 1797 After W. Bromley]
The pikes of the Spanish defenders to repell boarders were no defence against the courage, Cutlases and boarding axes, as Nelson led his men across what hereafter became known as 'A Nelson Bridge' following this incident.

4 Affair of Teneriffe [sic] [22-25 July 1797 After W. Bromley]
During the disasterous attempt to storm the Spanish held mole at Santa Cruz, over 155 men were killed and many more wounded.   An over confident Admiral Nelson was severely wounded, his right arm was later amputed.In this image Josiah Nisbet assists the wounded Nelson into a barge below a cannon firing from the battlements.

5 Battle of the Nile [1 August 1798 After W. Bromley]
See above illustration and description.

6 Battle of Trafalgar [21 October 1805 After W. Bromley]
"They have done for me at last,Hardy" said Nelson as three men assist the mortally wounded Admiral to the orlop deck below. Meanwhile the battle rages amid the smoke, musket and cannon fire on the 'Victory's' deck and rigging above.

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