Ward, Edward Matthew (1816-79). English. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1844. The Battle of the Nile; also known as the Battle of Aboukir Bay; between a British fleet commanded by Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson and a French fleet under Vice-Admiral Francois-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers; French losses: 1700 dead and 3000 captured; the French flagship the Orient exploded; picture of the Orient and a picture of Nelson; Victorian; Provenance: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany.