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Immortality of Nelson | Benjamin West | 1807

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Size: 11"x14"

"The Immortality of Nelson" is a grand historical painting by American-born artist Benjamin West, completed in 1807. This allegorical piece commemorates the death of Admiral Horatio Nelson, a British naval hero who died in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The painting depicts Nelson being received into the afterlife, surrounded by classical and mythological figures. Central to the composition is Nelson, depicted lifeless but elevated and cradled by winged angels, symbolizing his ascension to immortality. Britannia, the personification of Britain, stands prominently, welcoming Nelson with a scroll in her hand. The scene is rich with symbolic elements, including cherubs, tridents, and naval motifs, alluding to Nelson's heroic status and his eternal legacy. West's use of dramatic lighting and detailed figures underscores the solemn yet triumphant mood of this historical tribute.

 

Print: 

A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasises different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints feature a 0.25 inch white border to ensure space for framing. 

 

Our Eco Credentials Include:

  • FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
  • Printed using water based inks
  • Local fulfilment reduces carbon emissions
  • Contains no plastic


Sizes:

11 x 14 Inches = 28 cm x 35.5 cm

16 x 20 Inches = 40.6 cm x 50.8 cm