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Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758–1805), 1st Viscount Nelson

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

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This half-length portrait shows Nelson in rear-admiral's undress uniform, 1795–1812 pattern, wearing the Saint Vincent medal and the star of a KB. The empty right sleeve is pinned across, and the upper part slit and closed with ribbons, to accommodate the wound dressing from Nelson's loss of his right arm at Santa Cruz in July 1797.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

1798

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 76.2 x W 63.5 cm

Accession number

BHC2887

Acquisition method

National Maritime Museum (Greenwich Hospital Collection)

Work type

Painting


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