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An unfinished head-and-shoulders portrait of Nelson in profile to left. He is in vice-admiral’s undress uniform, of 1795–1812, and wears the riband of the Order of the Bath. Done from life, the original sketch is claimed to be one of the portraits that Nelson thought a close likeness. He is shown with weather-beaten skin, grey hair fashioned in a queue and he stares fixedly ahead with his sound (grey) left eye.
oil on canvas
61 x 50.8 cm