Newly discovered portrait of Lady Nelson

October 26 2015

Image of Newly discovered portrait of Lady Nelson

Picture: Telegraph

A newly discovered portrait of Lady Nelson has been found on eBay. It is significant not just because it's her, but because it shows her wearing a cameo portrait of Nelson - long after the man himself had forsaken her for the more tender charms of Emma Hamilton. In the photo below, the portrait is being held by Martyn Downer, the Nelson historian who found discovered it. More images and details here.

I know Martyn well, and being a sensible chap he is not wearing white gloves. We edge towards victory, one photo shoot at a time.

 

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