The hero of the Nile [graphic] / Js. Gillray del. & fect.
- The hero of the Nile [graphic] / Js. Gillray del. & fect.
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- 1798 December 1
- Copyright Date
- [1 December 1798]
- Publication Place
- H. Humprey, No. 27 St. James's Street
- "Nelson stands directed slightly to the left, wearing a peer's robe over his uniform and the jewel and star of the Bath. In his cocked hat is the diamond aigrette (chelengk, or plume of triumph) presented to him by the Sultan, and now in the Maritime Museum, Greenwich. His left hand rests on the hilt of a cutlass, 'L'Epee de l'Amiral de la Grande Nation'. He stands on a boarded floor (or deck) with a background of clouds. In a vignette beneath the design is an adaptation of the augmentation of arms granted to him in November when he was created Baron Nelson of the Nile and Burnham-Thorpe with a pension of £2,000 a year. The supporters (granted after St. Vincent) are: dexter, a sailor (unarmed instead of armed) holding up a palm (added 1798), and sinister, a lion also holding up a palm (added 1798) and with a tricolour flag in its teeth. Both are burlesqued. Below the (correct) disabled ship, palm-tree, and ruinous battery, Gillray has added, in place of the correct arms, a full purse with a scroll: '£2000 pr Ann'. The motto ('Palmam qui meruit ferat') and crest, a naval crown with the chelengk, are correct."--British Museum online catalogue.
- Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching with engraving and stipple on wove paper ; plate mark 35.1 x 24.0 cm, on sheet 40.8 x 27.3 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Gillray v. 9
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- still image
Satires (Visual works)--England--1798.
- Subject (Name)
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher.
Nelson, Horatio Nelson,--Viscount,--1758-1805--Portraits.
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- Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 9269, Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 211, and Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 249
- Orbis Record