Artwork : ArchiveNo00179

Horatio Lord Nelsonís Hair 1805


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Artefact

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Contributor

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ContributionForm
Contributor Name Andrew Bennett
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Profession

Location Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Collection Date 13.12.08 10.42am
Artefact Name Horatio Lord Nelsonís Hair
Artefact Description Fragment of hair presented in a gold frame (A4) with name, portrait and reproductions of various paintings. One of the paintings is by Daniel Mac Lise? titled ĎThe Death of Nelsoní.
Artefact Date 1805
Artefact Stored Antique Store House, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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Sample Taken Tiny fragment of hair
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History of Artefact The fragment came from a lock of Nelsonís hair. It was given to Emma Hamilton by Lord Nelson.
Historian John Stedman, Rosalinda Hardiman
Previous Owners

Special Memories It was purchased at an auction in Salisbury just recently, in May 2008. Itís now for sale in the Antiques shop in the Historic Dockyard.
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Comments

The painting shows a section of a panoramic painting by Daniel Maclise, that is in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and is a replica of a fresco in the Royal Gallery of the Houses of Parliament.

See http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/picture-of-month/displayPicture.asp?venue=2&ID=37&a=1#furtherreading

for more info

-- David Johnston - 01 Mar 2010

 
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