The Fall of Nelson, Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805, by Denis Dighton. Nelson is portrayed at the moment he falls on his left side. Captain Hardy, with his back to us, advances to assist Royal Marine Sergeant Secker,
who is already at Nelson's side on HMS Victory.
The scene gives us an idea of events when James Caithness was serving on board HMS Mars a few years earlier at the battle of Raz de Sein, 21 April 1798. Commander of the Mars, Alexander Hood, fell on that day. See previous post on this blog.
Read more about Trafalgar: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2333382/Nelson-Navy-heroes-hailed-celebrities-18th-century-Britain.html#ixzz2iKfwCS3q