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MA15: Maritime Auction

A Fragment of Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson's Funeral Flag From the Battle Ensign of HMS Victory, Taken by Rowden Holdsworth, Attached To A Signed and Witnessed Letter of Provenance

Auction Lot MA15/265

A fragment of Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson's funeral flag from the battle ensign of HMS Victory, taken by Rowden Holdsworth, attached to a signed and witnessed letter of provenance, the 5cm by 3cm fragment held by two steel pins to a folded sheet with Nelson crest attached upper left corner inscribed; . Rowden Holsworth, son of Philip Holsworth, Marshall of the City of London Maketh oath and most solemnly faith, that on the ninth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and six, be the department attendee the funeral of Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson to Saint Pauls Cathedral as a young man belonging to the Lord Mayor's Household; and that the above morceau is a part of the identical flag of HMS Victory, borne in the procession by part of the crew, with which the Hero fought, conquered and died, in the ever-memorable engagement with the Combined Fleets of France and Spain, off Cape Trafalgar on the twenty first day of October, one thousand eight hundred and five. Given at the Mansion House, London 13th June, 1812. before me-Rowden Holdsworth - CS Hunter Mayor' watermark date to paper '1810' 32 x 20cm overall size.

A Fragment of Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson's Funeral Flag From the Battle Ensign of HMS Victory, Taken by Rowden Holdsworth, Attached To A Signed and Witnessed Letter of Provenance (MA15/265) offered in our Maritime Auction starting on 1st July 2015 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

A fragment of Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson's funeral flag from the battle ensign of HMS Victory, taken by Rowden Holdsworth, attached to a signed and witnessed letter of provenance, the 5cm by 3cm fragment held by two steel pins to a folded sheet with Nelson crest attached upper left corner inscribed; . Rowden Holsworth, son of Philip Holsworth, Marshall of the City of London Maketh oath and most solemnly faith, that on the ninth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and six, be the department attendee the funeral of Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson to Saint Pauls Cathedral as a young man belonging to the Lord Mayor's Household; and that the above morceau is a part of the identical flag of HMS Victory, borne in the procession by part of the crew, with which the Hero fought, conquered and died, in the ever-memorable engagement with the Combined Fleets of France and Spain, off Cape Trafalgar on the twenty first day of October, one thousand eight hundred and five. Given at the Mansion House, London 13th June, 1812. before me-Rowden Holdsworth - CS Hunter Mayor' watermark date to paper '1810' 32 x 20cm overall size.

Provenance

- David Lay 21st & 22nd July 2005 Lot 337.

Price Realised

£6,000

Department

Maritime and Sporting

Fine Art Category

Maritime Collectables

Sale Information

MA15: Maritime Auction
Wednesday, 1st July 2015
Okehampton Street, Exeter

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