Admiral Nelson - Abbot/ Roberts


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Admiral Nelson - Abbot/ Roberts

Product no.: G17-102
£400.00


stipple engraving; overall 44 x 29 cm, plate 42 x 26,5 cm. a few small marginal tears, rep. with archival paper tape; on verso: some paper abrasions from backing paper; o/w vg cond.

Artist's proof entitled 'Admiral Lord Nelson, KB, and the Victory of the Nile', after a painitng by L.F.Abbot, engraved by Piercy Roberts, published by G.Riley in London in 1799, and with an explanatory text below the image by George Riley.

A portrait bust of Nelson , in an oval, frame, is surrounded by naval and war paraphernalia; beneath is a scene from the Battle of the Nile which was fought between the British Royal Navy and the Navy of the French Republic at Aboukir Bay on the Mediterranean coast off the Nile Delta from 1st to 3rd August 1798.

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