The death of Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1805.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Lithograph by Day & Son from 'Chronological Pictures of English History', covering events between 1760 to 1811 in the reign of George III, designed and drawn by John Gilbert and published c 1855. Viscount Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) is shown surrounded by his loyal officers and men, at the Battle of Trafalgar (1805). Other scenes include the recognition of American Independence, the Siege of Acre, the death of Tippoo Sahib (1749-1799), Joshua Reynolds' (1723-1792) first lecture at the Royal Academy, and portraits of engineer James Watt (1736-1819) and prime minister William Pitt (1759-1806).