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A sailor's observation on the lamented death of Lord Nelson.A sailor's observation on the lamented death of Lord Nelson.
A sailor's observation on the lamented death of Lord Nelson.

© National Maritime Museum, London

Repro ID: PW3850
Title: A sailor's observation on the lamented death of Lord Nelson.
Description: This contemporary caricature captures the grief felt by ordinary sailors when they heard the news of Nelson's death. The sailor on the right is drinking to 'The memory of the Immortal Hero of the Nile' – one of the earliest references to this famous toast, which is still drunk at traditional Trafalgar Night Dinners today.
Creator: George M Woodward (artist), Thomas Rowlandson (engraver), Rudolph Ackermann (publisher)
Date: 3rd Dec 1805
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London


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