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Horatio Nelson - Guy Head - Framed art Print

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  • Framed 18c British art print (40 x 32 cm) by Guy Head.
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  • Framed Size is 40 x 32 cm.
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About this artwork

Nelson, famous for his humble roots, was known as a kind-hearted leader who didn't care about rank or group differences. This 1798-9 painting captures him with one of his midshipmen during the well known Battle of the Nile's triumphant moment. The young man presents the French admiral's sword to him, encased in a seised French flag. In the backdrop, two war-ravaged ships hoist white ensigns above the French tricolours beneath a dramatically stormy sky.The portrait celebrates one of the most pivotal victories in England's naval history, and is inspired by real-life studies conducted by Guy Head. Head had the opportunity to meet Nelson in Naples shortly after the historic event. The painting accurately depicts Nelson's prior amputation, but the artist has chosen to depict Nelson without additional injuries even though in reality, he should have had a bandage on his forehead due to severe injuries. By the end of the battle, Nelson was not only wounded above his right eye, but also bloodied, fatigued and far from the immaculate officer depicted relaxing on his quarterdeck. This print is color-matched to the original and is approved by the National Portrait Gallery, and each purchase contributes to the museum's operations.



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About the artist

English painter Guy Head (died 1800) was best known for his skillful copies of works by Correggio, Titian, and others.

The son of a Carlisle house-painter, he first learned to draw under Captain John Bernard Gilpin. His talent was eventually recognised by Sir Joshua Reynolds and he became a student at the prestigious Royal Academy. In 1779 and 1780, he exhibited portraits at the Royal Academy and had his works showcased at the Society of Artists at Spring Gardens.

Head spent several years residing in Rome, returning to England amidst the Revolutionary outbreak in 1798. He brought back numerous drawings, copies, and other pieces he planned to exhibit, but his life was cut short when he died unexpectedly in London on 16 December 1800.

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