Bronze Reliefs
The four sided base of Nelson�s Column is enriched by a set of bronze reliefs. The sculptured panels depict Nelson�s naval victories.
The original sculptors did not all finish their tasks. Progress was delayed by stories of corruption at the bronze foundry and accusations that less bronze was used in the thin reliefs than was provided by the Government. It was even rumoured that the bronze came from a captured French cannon.

The final versions are each the work of different sculptors:
The Battle of the Nile by W F Woodington, north
The Bombardment of Copenhagen by Ternouth, east
The Battle of St Vincent by M L Watson, west
The Death of Nelson by J E Carew, south

For more information visit the web site at the National Maritime Museum

Contemporary photographs by Jeremy Young








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