Victors of the Nile (with 15 cameo portraits of naval officers) (proof)
As Nelson said after the Battle of the Nile in 1798, ‘Victory is not a name strong enough for such a scene’. His captains are all commemorated in this celebratory engraving published five years later; Thomas Foley, Samuel Hood, Sir James Saumarez, David Gould, Ralph Miller, Sir Edward Berry, Thomas Louis, John Peyton, Henry Darby, George Westcott (killed in the battle), Thomas Thompson, Alexander Ball, Benjamin Hallowell, Thomas Troubridge and Thomas Hardy. Nelson was made Baron Nelson of the Nile, and adopted the motto ‘Palmam qui meruit ferat’ (Let he who has earned it bear the Palm).
|Display location:||Not on display|
|Creator:||Bromley, William; Smirke, Robert Bowyer, Robert Landseer, John|
|Events:||French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Nile, 1798|
|People:||British Admirals, British Admirals; British Captains, British Captains|
|Credit:||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London|
|Measurements:||Sheet: 763 x 532 mm|
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