Inscription: The four scenes are vignetted in the branches of an oak tree and are inscribed: 1) Lord Viscount Nelson killed in the Battle off Trafalgar Octr 21, 1805 ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY. In the oak tree: UNION England Scotland Ireland. 2) The Shallop Conveying the body of LORD NELSON Jany 8, 1806. 3) The Funeral Proccession of Lord Viscount Nelson to St. Pauls Cathedral Jany 9 1806. On the hearse: PALMAN QUI MERUIT FERAT. NILE. TRAFALGAR. 4) On Nelson's ship: VICTORY. On the Spanish ship: SANTISSIMA TRINIDADA [sic].
Alexander Wilson Drake , New York (until 1913; his sale, American Art Galleries, New York, March 10–17, 1913, no. 515; sold to MMA)
Artist: James Cox (British, ca. 1723–1800) Date: 1766Medium: Case: gold with diamonds and paste jewels set in silver, pearls; Dial: while enamel; Movement: partly gilded brass and steel, wheel balance and cock of silver set with paste jewelsAccession: 1982.60.137On view in:Gallery 540