Nelson's First Prize in the style of Bernard Finnigan Gribble


Introducing an interpretation of "Nelson's First Prize" in the style of Bernard Finnigan Gribble. It captures a pivotal moment in the early career of Admiral Horatio Nelson. Commanding the schooner Little Lucy to capture and board his first prize, the American brig Revolution, on 20th November 1777. This event occurred in rough seas, with heavy weather. Prompting some officers aboard HMS Lowestoft to refuse participation in the operation.

Encapsulating the intensity and daring spirit of Nelson, who would later become one of Britain's most celebrated naval heroes. Despite the severe weather and the reluctance of some officers. Nelson led the charge, showcasing the determination and courage that would define his career.

He later reflected on this moment, stating, "This…incident has often occurred to my mind; and I know it is my disposition that difficulties and dangers do but increase my desire of attempting them."

Our interpretation brings this historic event to life, depicting the challenging seas and also the tension as the Little Lucy closes in on the American brig. The painting illustrates Nelson's bold leadership and the risks taken to secure the prize.

This commissioned work is a tribute to Nelson's audacity and early accomplishments in naval warfare. It is ideal for those interested in naval history, maritime art, and the legacy of Horatio Nelson, offering a compelling depiction of a key moment in his career. The artwork's equally vibrant composition and historical detail make it an impressive addition to any collection.

  • Oil on Canvas.
  • Nelson's First Prize in style of Bernard Finnigan Gribble.
  • Bespoke Handmade Frame.

Width: 136 cm  |  Depth: 4.5 cm  |  Height: 96.5 cm

Item code: OP203

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