Nell, Adopted by the Royal Marine Artillery in the Early 1880s

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In late April 1883 Lord Alcester (Admiral Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour, 1st Baron Alcester) arrived at Eastney Barracks, near Portsmouth, and decorated Nell, who had been through the Egyptian campaign with the RMA, with a silver collar upon which was fastened miniature versions of the war medal and Khedive Star, all of which can be seen in the portrait.

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Nell, Adopted by the Royal Marine Artillery in the Early 1880s




oil on canvas


H 51 x W 45 cm

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gift from the Corps, 1957

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