The Effigy of Nelson in Westminster Abbey

By Geoffrey Callender, published November 1941


In 1935, the author of this article was enabled to make a close examination of the life-size effigy of Nelson in Westminster Abbey. Made in 1806, it closely follows the full-length portrait by Hopper, of which an engraving has recently been published. The figure is carved out of wood by an unknown artist, and the head and left hand modelled in wax by Catherine Andras who probably was able to work from life when Nelson sat to her adoptive father Robert Bowyer for a miniature portrait. Several articles of clothing are Nelson’s own, but there are also some historical inaccuracies to be noticed.

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