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Nelson's pigtail.

Nelson's pigtail.
Nelson's pigtail.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: D3210
Description: As he lay dying, Nelson asked Hardy to 'let dear Lady Hamilton have my hair'. So Nelson's hair was cut off before the body was placed in a barrel of brandy. This large piece, which formed part of Nelson's pigtail, shows that his hair was 'pepper and salt' in colour, rather than the pure white depicted in some of his portraits.
Creator: Nelson
Date: 1805
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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