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Horatio Nelson

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    May 1840 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hodgetts, Thomas (engraver)
    Beechey, William RA (Sir), born 1753 - died 1839 (artist)
    Colnaghi & Co. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on India paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 23

Physical description

Portrait, half-length, dressed in naval uniform and facing half right. This impression is printed on India paper attached to the original plate paper prior to printing.

Place of Origin

London (published)


May 1840 (published)


Hodgetts, Thomas (engraver)
Beechey, William RA (Sir), born 1753 - died 1839 (artist)
Colnaghi & Co. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on India paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Painted by Sir W. Beechey, R.A. Engraved by Thomas Hodgetts. London; May 1840, Published by Messrs. Colnaghi & Puckle, 23, Cockspur Street.'


Height: 37.5 cm, Width: 27.9 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Horatio Nelson, mezzotint by Thomas Hodgetts after Sir William Beechey, 1840.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.
O'Donoghue, Freeman. British Museum: Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits. London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1908-25.


India paper



Subjects depicted

Admiral; Uniform


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


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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