~ Framed Chromolithographic Print Of The Hero Of Trafalgar After W.H. Overend ~
A great quality, large chromolithographic print of ‘The Hero Of Trafalgar’.
The print is of a painting by William Heysham Overend (1851-1898), a British painter and illustrator who sadly died just before his painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy.
The subject is that of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson on board The Royal Navy battleship HMS Victory during the Battle of Trafalgar on October 21st 1805.
The painting depicts the battle is in full force with the crew at the cannons and injured men all around with Nelson standing proud in the midst of the chaos.
This is a magnificent image with so much detail and really captures the moment and the bravery of Nelson and his crew.
The print has text on the subject to the bottom by Robert Southey.
The print is mounted and presented in a period wood frame.
~ Dimensions ~
The print measures 76cm (30 inches) by 53cm (20 ¾ inches).
The frame measures 99cm (39 inches) by 78cm (30 ¾ inches).
The piece weighs 7.35 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The print is in great condition with no damages. There are a couple of foxing spots in the upper half but these aren't particularly noticeable (see images). There is no apparent fading to the print so the colours are vibrant.
The mount is a little discoloured from age but retains no damage.
The frame is in good condition with only some light wear from age.
~ WH. Overend ~
William Heysham Overend was a painter and illustrator, born in 1851 in North Yorkshire, England. He studied for three years under the painter Davis Cooper.
As an illustrator he contributed to a number of magazines, including the Illustrated London News, and illustrated boys' books such as those of G. A. Henty.
As a painter he specialised in marine paintings and exhibited regularly at both the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, becoming a member of the Royal Institute in 1886. By 1882, his reputation took him to America where he was commissioned to commemorate the Civil War conquest of New Orleans by Admiral David Porter. He met great success there and later exhibited at the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago 1893.
He died in 1898 in London.