PORTRAIT OF ADMIRAL LORD NELSON : A BAXTER PRINT OF 1853.

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Coloured print, in plain card mount (ready for framing). Print size : 11 x 7cm (4" x 3") ; overall size : 19 x 15cm (7 ½" x 6"). Foxing to mount only ; print clean, crisp, vibrant & FINE. George Baxter (1804-1867) was a renowned London artist and printer, credited with the invention of commercially viable colour printing. Despite his technical excellence and the popularity of his prints, his business never prospered, his fine colour processing was time-consuming and being a perfectionist, his commissions were often delivered late. He was declared bankrupt in 1865 and died two years later after an accident with a horse omnibus. Amongst his most popular subjects was that of Lord Nelson, a half-length portrait after Abbot (without hat) in rear-admiral’s uniform with Order of the Bath and Naval Gold Medal. VICTORY is to be seen left, distance, and the print is signed between Nelson’s arm and body : BAXTER PATANTEE.


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