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AM00448

Restoration of Ferdinand IV – Lord Nelson Created Duke of Bronte, 1799.

Restoration of Ferdinand IV - Lord Nelson Created Duke of Bronte, 1799, Copper Medal by Conrad Heinrich Küchler, armoured bust of Ferdinand right, FERDIN. IV D : G. SICILIAR. ET HIE. REX., reverse Nelson's flagship HMS Foudroyant enters the Bay of Naples, with the Frigate Sirena behind, Fame flies above carrying a medal of Lord Nelson, inscribed HOR. NELSON DUCA BRONTI, on the shoreline, having abandoned their flag, bowed rebels scurry from advancing solders led by a priest, PER MEZZO DELLA DIVINA PROVVIDENZA DELLE DI LUI VIRTU DELLA FEDE & ENERGIA DEL SUO POPOLO DEL VALORE DE' SUOI ALLEATI ED IN PARTICOLARE GL'INGLESI GLORIOSTE RISTABILITO SUL TRONO. LI 10. IUGLIO. 1799, 49mm, with the original Boulton coppered-tin shells as issued (BHM 479; Eimer 908; Pollard 18; Ricciardi 59). Exceptional, virtually as struck.

Provenance: Ex Suckling Collection "A Comprehensive Study Collection of Medallions Illustrating the Life and Times of Horatio, Viscount Nelson, K.B., Duke of Bronte, Vice-Admiral of the White (1758-1805)", Morton & Eden, 3 July 2008, lot 230.

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