Nelson (reproduced for Pears Annual)
A pull-out centrefold print presented with ‘Pears Pictorial, British Naval Achievements under the Heroic Nelson’, June 1894. The head-and-shoulders image of Nelson is an idealized and softened version of the famous oil portrait by L. F. Abbott, BHC2889 in the NMM collection. Painted in about 1800, it shows a half-length portrait of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758–1805), facing forward with his head turned to the left. He wears rear-admiral’s undress of 1795–1812 pattern, with gold epaulettes, the Nile decorations, and in his hat is the distinctive diamond chelengk given to him by the Sultan of Turkey.