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Rear Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson (1758–1805)

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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A half-length sketch slightly to left in a rear-admiral's full dress uniform of 1795–1812. The uniform and background are only loosely indicated. This portrait is one of the half-length preliminary sketches for the whole-length in the Royal Collection, which shows Copenhagen in the background. It was probably done from a sitting in December 1800 before Nelson's promotion to vice-admiral on 1 January 1801.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

c.1800

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 68.6 x W 55.9 cm

Accession number

BHC2897

Work type

Painting


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