Resource/art: Nelson as a midshipman

6 December, 2007 at 12:07 am 6 comments

Nelson as a middie – watercolour by British artist E. Fane (born in 1771)

(click on the thumbnail to see full size)

.Horatio Nelson as a midshipman

If you look closely, you can see that “HORATIO NELS. / midshipman 1774” is written / carved on the spar the “young gentleman” is leaning on.

Adorable picture – but very flattering. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • 1. alexbeecroft  |  6 December, 2007 at 10:42 am

    It is lovely! It always slightly worries me when these cherubs appear to be wearing lipstick, but I think his eyes are scarier ๐Ÿ™‚ Though flattering, it does bear a resemblance to his other portraits. So it’s not entirely fictional, I guess ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • 2. joyfulmolly  |  7 December, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    He has Disney eyes…! And I agree, there is a likeness. I compared it to the painting of Horatia

    http://pics.livejournal.com/joyful_molly/pic/000c1569

    and they definitely have the same features. I couldn’t help it, I had to use the picture for the header of this blog!

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  • 3. alexbeecroft  |  8 December, 2007 at 11:17 am

    Have you changed the colourscheme? I don’t think I remember this one ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • 4. joyfulmolly  |  8 December, 2007 at 12:02 pm

    Yes, I have :)! My personal wordpress will look the same, I liked the fresh colours. I just HAD to use wee!Nelson! And I think I have the settings right now so your replies should appear right away.

    Btw. do you get any kind of notification if I reply to you here?

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  • 5. alexbeecroft  |  8 December, 2007 at 7:05 pm

    I don’t get any kind of notification, unfortunately. If I click on CSS feed, I get notification in my Google Reader. However, I never check google reader, so that’s no good.

    I just get into the habit of checking for new comments on the blogs I’ve subscribed to, and if I see some, I go and look to see what they are.

    I love the categories! I must do something like that on my blog. I’ve just been browsing through the Damian O’Hare ones instead of posting a reply to your comment on LJ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • 6. joyfulmolly  |  8 December, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    I think checking the subscribed logs regularly and following every thread is the only possibility to keep track. This automatically limits the number of blogs one can watch. :-/

    And the comment approval thingy STILL didn’t work *tears hair*

    Iโ€™ve just been browsing through the Damian Oโ€™Hare

    Haha! Who coud blame you. ๐Ÿ™‚ I still have half a year of entries worth of picture-uploading and categorising ahead of me. But that’s a good thing, gives you the chance to be a bit more systematic (though JM was fairly well-organised. My personal journal, on the other hand – five years of chaos, so I’ll simply start anew.

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