"Slaget på Kjöbenhavns Rhed 2. April 1801". The battle of Copenhagen 2 April 1801. Signed Joh. Neumann. Oil on canvas. 47 x 84 cm.
The Battle of Copenhagen was a naval battle between Denmark and Britain, it took place on 2 April 1801. The British fleet was under the command of Admiral Sir Hyde Parker and fought a Danish-Norwegian fleet embedded at Rheden, Copenhagen. The attack was led by Admiral Horatio Nelson, who disobeyed an order to withdraw from the battle and instead he destroyed a large part of the Danish fleet and Denmark and Norway accepted a cease-fire.