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.

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.