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The Army and Navy

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Reynolds, Samuel William the younger, born 1794 - died 1872 (engraver)
    Knight, John Prescott, born 1803 - died 1881 (artist)
    Lewis & Johnson (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Vera Bigmore

  • Museum number:

    E.2976-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LD, shelf 56

Physical description

Portraits, full-length, standing in a room, with Lord Nelson, pointing to a map. Inscribed below with the sitters' facsimile signatures.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

early 19th century (published)

Artist/maker

Reynolds, Samuel William the younger, born 1794 - died 1872 (engraver)
Knight, John Prescott, born 1803 - died 1881 (artist)
Lewis & Johnson (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'"The Army and Navy". This Print Representing The only interview between those great Commanders Wellington and Nelson is respectfully dedicated to the Members of the United Service, and the British Nation in general'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 69.9 cm cut to, Width: 51.8 cm cut to

Historical context note

The sole recorded meeting between the Duke of Wellington and Lord Nelson is said to have taken place at the Colonial Office in September 1805.

Descriptive line

'The Army and Navy'. Full-length portraits of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, and Horation Nelson, Viscount Nelson, in a room. Hand-coloured mezzotint by Samuel William Reynolds the younger, early 19th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1962. London: HMSO, 1964.

Techniques

Hand-colouring; Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

General; Admiral; Map

Categories

Portraits; Prints; A Year of Objects: October, Trafalgar Day; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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