The marine paintings of Russ Kramer

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"Thank God I Have Done My Duty"

Lord Admiral Nelson Felled at Trafalgar, 1805

By Russ Kramer

24" x 30" Oil on Panel, 2015

On the quarterdeck of the H.M.S. Victory, with the British Royal Navy in a pitched battle against the combined French and Spanish fleet, the great Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson is hit by a fatal musket shot from high in the rigging of an enemy ship. Captain Hardy and the Royal Marines comfort him before he is taken below. He will die a few hours later, knowing the battle has been won, and after uttering a last pronouncement: “Thank God I have done my duty.”

This original painting was done on commission and is in private collection.

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