Nelson Coming on Deck at the Battle of the Nile, 1 August 1798

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A large imaginary scene showing the quarter-deck of the ‘Vanguard’, viewed from the port side aft and lit by the exploding French ship, ‘L’Orient’. On the right Nelson stands in profile looking left, facing the explosion. His head is bandaged and his left foot stands on his discarded shirt lying on the deck next to his hat. He gestures with his left arm, ordering the ‘Vanguard’s’ one serviceable boat to be launched to rescue survivors of ‘L’Orient’. To his left, standing on the other side of the gun, is Captain Edward Berry. He looks towards Nelson gesturing in the direction of the ‘L’Orient’ with both hands. Between them is Lieutenant John Adye and behind him, shielding his eyes from the glare of the explosion, is Midshipman Clement Ives.

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Nelson Coming on Deck at the Battle of the Nile, 1 August 1798


late 18th C


oil on canvas


H 149.9 x W 198.1 cm

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