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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. This is the second of many replica portraits of Nelson made by Abbott, all based on the only oil study of him that the artist made from life.
oil on canvas
H 76.2 x W 63.5 cm
National Maritime Museum (Greenwich Hospital Collection)