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Framed image of Nelson's death with wood fragment from flagship Victory

Object Number: 
2008.42.397
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Wood, glass, paper, metal
Dimensions: 
height and width: 122.1 x 175.9mm (4 13/16 x 6 15/16 in.)
Description: 
Framed image of Admiral Horatio Nelson's death; between image and glass is a fragment of blackened wood. Handwritten on paper backing: "Death of Horatio Nelson (1758-1805)/ Battle of Trafalgar/ with piece of wood/ from his flagship VICTORY"; in pencil at bottom right corner: "Oct 30, 1947". Metal hinge with fabric tag affixed to top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group