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Burnet - The Greenwich Pensioners Commemorating Trafalgar N070524

Burnet - The Greenwich Pensioners Commemorating Trafalgar N070524


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Filename: N070524.jpg

Size: 5000 x 3219 (14.3MB)

Date: 19th March 2008

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Photo Library

Source: English Heritage Images

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Burnet - The Greenwich Pensioners Commemorating Trafalgar N070524

APSLEY HOUSE, London. " The Greenwich Pensioners Commemorating Trafalgar" 1841 by John BURNET (1784-1868)

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This print captures a remarkable piece of history, showcasing John Burnet's iconic painting "The Greenwich Pensioners Commemorating Trafalgar" from 1841. The artwork, displayed at Apsley House in London, transports us back to the Victorian era and offers a glimpse into the profound impact of the Battle of Trafalgar. In this masterpiece, Burnet skillfully depicts a group of Greenwich Pensioners gathered together to honor their fallen comrades. Their weathered faces tell stories of bravery and sacrifice as they pay tribute to Admiral Lord Nelson's victory over the French and Spanish fleets during this historic naval battle. The attention to detail in this painting is truly awe-inspiring. Each stroke of Burnet's brush brings life to these pensioners, capturing their emotions and unwavering loyalty towards their country. Through his artistry, he immortalizes not only the heroes who fought valiantly but also highlights the enduring spirit that binds them together. As we gaze upon this print from Historic England Photo Library, we are transported back in time - standing alongside these pensioners as they commemorate one of Britain's most significant victories at sea. It serves as a poignant reminder of our nation's rich maritime heritage and pays homage to those who have dedicated their lives in service to protect it. Let us cherish this extraordinary piece that encapsulates both artistic brilliance and historical significance – an invaluable treasure preserved for generations by Historic England Photo Library.

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