A spokesman for the auction house said yesterday: "Four new world records were set including one for Anderson's evocative depiction of one of the least known incidents from the Battle of the Nile
One of England's greatest heroes also has a connection to Great Yarmouth - in 1800 Admiral Horatio Nelson docked there after the Battle of the Nile
, and is said to have stayed at The Wrestlers pub in the Market Place.
From snuffboxes commemorating Napoleon's success at the Battle of the Pyramids and Nelson's victory at the Battle of the Nile
, to the use of ancient Egyptian motifs on a British Wedgwood teapot and plates, the images of a rediscovered Egypt were mined by artists, craftsmen, decorators, and designers of every stripe for inspiration.
Among the four medallions located in the upper tier of the monument was that to Nelson, celebrating his spectacular victory at the Battle of the Nile
, and originally accompanied by a painting of the event, though this is no longer to be seen.
You may well ask, but it isn't entirely because I have run out of anything else to say that I am now discussing the Battle of the Nile
, at least six months too late for the Trafalgar celebrations of last year.
At the Battle of the Nile
, in 1798, Nelson had out manoeuvred the French fleet that was at anchor.
There are hints of the points at which the career paths of both men overlapped or came tantalizingly close, Nelson's pursuit of Napoleon and the French fleet through the Mediterranean prior to the Battle of the Nile
being the prime example.
It acquired it's nickname in 1800 following the victory of Admiral Horatio Nelson over Napoleon's fleet in the Battle of the Nile
Clarke arrived in Alexandria in April 1801, one month after Nelson had won the Battle of the Nile
, and from here travelled to Greece, only recently made accessible again to the British.
She was writing about the Battle of the Nile
in one poem, and about the rich man in his castle with the poor man at his gate in another, but perhaps we have unlearned how to read these things.
Weird and wonderful commemorative items which demonstrate the 'Nelson mania' that gripped the British people can also be seen, from a Battle of the Nile
themed bulb planter to toy bricks showing scenes from Nelson's funeral procession.
This had only been done twice before, by Francis Drake when he chased the Spanish Armada from the English Channel and by Horatio Nelson when he defeated the French at the Battle of the Nile