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An impression of the mortal wounding of Nelson on the upper deck of the 'Victory', painted many years after the event. On the right, Nelson is portrayed at the moment he falls on his left side. Captain Hardy, with his back to the viewer, advances to assist Royal Marine Sergeant Secker, who is already at Nelson's side. In the centre foreground, Midshipman Pollard aims with a musket, to return the fire of the French marksman who shot Nelson, and a marine to his left also prepares to fire.
oil on canvas
H 76.2 x W 106.7 cm