Lord Nelson bust unveiled on 250th anniversary of Trafalgar hero's birth





Based on a cast of the Admiral's face taken during his own lifetime, the piece shows Nelson as he would have looked on the even of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 - including the scar over his right eyebrow from an injury inflicted at the Battle of the Nile in 1798.

The life-size bronze by the sculptor Robert Hornyold-Strickland was commissioned by an anonymous donor.

The work was unveiled by the Second Sea Lord, Vice-Admiral Alan Massey, at a ceremony in the wardroom of HMS Nelson in Portsmouth attended by Nelson's oldest living descendant, Anna Tribe.

"It is a fitting tribute," Admiral Massey said.

The ceremony was one of several events to mark the 250th anniversary of Horatio Nelson's birth in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, on September 29, 1758.



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