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Artist's new world record

A PAINTING of one of ­Admiral Nelson's most daring victories, by the renowned Scottish marine artist William Anderson, has sold for £60,000 - a new world record for the artist.

Anderson, who died in 1837, completed his oil painting The Battle of the Nile in 1801, three years after Nelson's victory over Napoleon's fleet. It depicts HMS Culloden stranded on a shoal off Aboukir Island as the battle rages in the distance.

The signed canvas was sold at Bonhams sale of Marine Paintings in London. The previous record for a work by Anderson was £36,000, in 1989.

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