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The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)

The Glorious Victory obtained over the French Fleet off the Nile, 1st of August 1798 by the Gallant Admiral Lord Nelson of the Nile 15 Oct 1798

Hand-coloured etching | 36.0 x 45.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 810502

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A hand-coloured print of the French frigate 'La Serieuse' being sunk by the British fleet during the Battle of the Nile On 1 August 1798, ships of the Royal Navy under Admiral Nelson defeated the French fleet in the Battle of the Nile. News of the victory reached a delighted London in October. The darkened condition of this print, which has been framed and has suffered from light exposure, is testimony to the country’s eagerness to celebrate Nelson’s victory. Inscribed in the plate: Rowlandson Delin London Pub Octr. 15 1798 at Ackermann's Gallery No.101 Strand