Sharpe, Charles William (1818-99; English), after Maclise, Daniel (1806-70; Irish)
Death of Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar  (1876)
Engraving, c.40 x 125 cm
Gift of W.Pummeroy 1878
Location unknown 

This print was donated together with * Stocks after Maclise Wellington and Blücher {1878} Loc? [PR], its pair.

Maclise’s monumental mural paintings, completed in the 1860s, are in the Palace of Westminster, London. Impressions of the two engravings , issued by the Art Union in 1876, still appear occasionally on the contemporary art market (example reproduced here).

[photo: impressions of this print and the companion engraving by Stocks, as auctioned by Bonhams, Oxford, 2011]


For the present print, see NGV 1894, p.105 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 2nd bay, no.4); not listed in NGV 1905

For Maclise’s murals, see e.g. (Death of Nelson) and For impressions of both engravings, with reproductions, see (with details as above; size of each print given as 16.25 x 47.5 inches); see also (Oxford, Nov.2011)

For Maclise, see linked entry; and for Sharpe, see Bénézit 12, p.1089