Unknown lithographer after Carew, John Edward (c.1785-1868; Irish)
The Death of Nelson
Presented by A.H.Christy, 1871
Unidentified; present location unknown
[photo: Carew’s bronze relief (photo: Jacqueline Bannerjee)]
Carew’s panel, showing Nelson’s death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, was the most famous of the four large bas-reliefs at the foot of Nelson’s Column (1830-43). The reliefs were cast from cannon captured in Nelson’s battles, and Carew’s was the first to be installed, in 1849.
AR 1871, p.42; not listed in NGV 1894 or 1905
For Carew’s relief, see e.g. http://www.victorianweb.org/sculpture/carew/4.html (accessed 2 May 2016; including the photo reproduced here); for Carew, see also AKL 16 (1997), pp.383-84