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One of a series of paintings of the same subject by Drummond, showing a setting of ‘Victory’’s middle deck whereas this seems to be on the quarter-deck. At Trafalgar, Nelson (on the quarter-deck) was struck by a musket ball fired from the French ‘Redoutable’ at approximately 1.30pm. Mortally wounded he was rapidly carried below so that the men around him would not lose heart. Drummond’s composition pays homage to imagery relating to the deposition from the Cross.
oil on canvas
H 73.5 x W 91.5 cm