Painted shortly after Nelson lost his arm in battle at Santa Cruz, Tenerife, this portrait was commissioned by his Captain, William Locker. Nelson was convalescing at Locker’s home in Greenwich at this time and is recorded as suffering considerable pain. After his death in 1804, the portrait was purchased by Francis Grant, Laird of Kilgraston; hence it is known as the Kilgraston sketch.
Where to see this painting?
Compton Verney, Warwickshire, England, CV35 9HZ
If you are planning a visit to see this painting, check with the collection first. Paintings can be moved at short notice.