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Large Paper Maquette for a Memorial to Admiral Lord Nelson

Auction:
2900T
Lot:
1016
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2900T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
June 01, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Large Paper Maquette for a Memorial to Admiral Lord Nelson, England, early 19th century, designed as an obelisk under a gothic arch, the upper spandrels with Nelson's "Victories," and "Rewards," the obelisk with his wreathed name and his most notable engagements: Nile, Copenhagen, and Trafalgar, all above his countenance surrounded by symbols of British patriotism and war, 25 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (sight), in modern gray mat and silvered frame.

Note: The closest existing memorial in design to this maquette is at London's Guildhall. It incorporates much of the content shown here, arranged differently, and was built from 1806 to 1811.
Estimate $500-700


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Keywords

Nelson, Ancient Egyptian architecture, Horatio Nelson, Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, Monoliths, Obelisk, Sculpture, London, Nile, Trafalgar, United Kingdom

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