Tue, 6th Nov 2018 11:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Speedy')

 
  Lot 58
 

58

INVITATION FROM NELSON TO A BALL AT RANELAGH, JUNE 1, [1803]

INVITATION FROM NELSON TO A BALL AT RANELAGH, JUNE 1, [1803]

'No Gentlemen will be admitted unless in full dress', engraved by Rainsbach after R. Smirk; the reverse with hand-written inscription: Sir and Lady Hamond Bart. by desire of Lord Nelson / Alex Davidson -- 6½ x 6¼in. (16.5 x 16cm.); together with a glass negative of Lady Hamond's invitation

(2)

Sir Graham Eden Hamond (1779-1862) enjoyed a long and illustrious naval career; when he died he was Admiral of the Fleet and a Knight Grand Cross of the Bath. He captained the Blanche (36) at Copenhagen, holding the prayer book from which Nelson read at the thanksgiving service afterwards, and clearly knew and socialised with Nelson and other luminaries of the age. He has a full biography in O'Byrne and the following five lots are sold by a descendant.

Lady Hamond's own invitation to this ball is held at Greenwich, reference NWD-28

Sold for £1,612
Estimated at £300 - £500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 

INVITATION FROM NELSON TO A BALL AT RANELAGH, JUNE 1, [1803]

'No Gentlemen will be admitted unless in full dress', engraved by Rainsbach after R. Smirk; the reverse with hand-written inscription: Sir and Lady Hamond Bart. by desire of Lord Nelson / Alex Davidson -- 6½ x 6¼in. (16.5 x 16cm.); together with a glass negative of Lady Hamond's invitation

(2)

Sir Graham Eden Hamond (1779-1862) enjoyed a long and illustrious naval career; when he died he was Admiral of the Fleet and a Knight Grand Cross of the Bath. He captained the Blanche (36) at Copenhagen, holding the prayer book from which Nelson read at the thanksgiving service afterwards, and clearly knew and socialised with Nelson and other luminaries of the age. He has a full biography in O'Byrne and the following five lots are sold by a descendant.

Lady Hamond's own invitation to this ball is held at Greenwich, reference NWD-28

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Speedy'), Tue, 6th Nov 2018

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Main View and Sale Venue:
25 Blythe Road
London, W14 0PD

Large Object View and Post-Sale Collection:
6 Imperial Studios
3-11 Imperial Road
London, SW6 2AG

 

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