Nelson + West: When A Hero And An Artist Meet

Both Lord Nelson and the artist Benjamin West are important figures in the Old Royal Naval College’s history, and their meeting was a momentous occasion. At a dinner together, Nelson confesses to West to have little taste for art, but could "never pass a paint shop where [West’s] Death Of Wolfe is in the window without being stopped by it". To find out what follows and much more, join this free talk exploring stories behind the Nelson Pediment – erected at the Old Royal Naval College in honour of Nelson – on the same month of the Battle of Trafalgar. Venue: Visitor Centre Children must be always accompanied by a responsible adult. This event is free, but entry is on a first come first served basis, so it can't be guaranteed. You need to be registered to store the event information in your profile, but rest assured, we won't charge you a penny.


Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

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