A MARBLE WALL TABLET COMMEMORATING VICE-ADMIRAL HORATIO NELSON, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
A MARBLE WALL TABLET COMMEMORATING VICE-ADMIRAL HORATIO NELSON, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
A MARBLE WALL TABLET COMMEMORATING VICE-ADMIRAL HORATIO NELSON, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
A MARBLE WALL TABLET COMMEMORATING VICE-ADMIRAL HORATIO NELSON, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
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A MARBLE WALL TABLET COMMEMORATING VICE-ADMIRAL HORATIO NELSON, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

A MARBLE WALL TABLET COMMEMORATING VICE-ADMIRAL HORATIO NELSON, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Lot sold:2,125GBP

Description

A MARBLE WALL TABLET COMMEMORATING VICE-ADMIRAL HORATIO NELSON, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY


held within an oak frame, the tablet inscribed as follows: 'Oft had Britannia sought midst dire alarms, / Divine Protection for her Sons in arms, / Generous and Brave, though not from vices free, / Britain, from Heaven received a mixed decree, / To crown their merits, but to check their pride, / God gave them Victory, but Nelson died. / D. D. [Duke of Devonshire]' with they year of Nelson's death '1805'

49cm. high, 61cm. wide; 1ft. 7½in., 2ft.

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Provenance

By repute George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758– 1834) or John Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer (1782–1845) for a private chapel on the Isle of Wight.

Sotheby's, London, Trafalgar, Nelson and the Napoleonic Wars, 5 October 2005, lot 208.

Catalogue Note

This ode was written by William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire (1748–1811) and was published postumously in the Morning Chronicle on the 30th November 1812.

A MARBLE WALL TABLET COMMEMORATING VICE-ADMIRAL HORATIO NELSON, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
A MARBLE WALL TABLET COMMEMORATING VICE-ADMIRAL HORATIO NELSON, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
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