Photo courtesy of The Mariners’ Museum and Park. Rear Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson, 1994.0018.000001. Photo courtesy of The Mariners’ Museum and Park. Rear Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson, 1994.0018.000001. Location The Mariners' Museum and Park, Newport News, Virginia Medium Oil on canvas Size 70 1/16 in. x 96 3/16 in. (244.3 cm x 178.2 cm) Glazing Optium Museum Acrylic® The Challenge To protect a massive 18th century oil painting from physical damage and ultraviolet light during exhibition, while providing an optimal viewing experience. The SolutionOptium Museum Acrylic® Shatter resistant Safeguards against injury and damage to artwork and visitors. This product is ideal for valuable works, high traffic areas, works that travel, and public event spaces. Lightweight Acrylic is half the weight of glass; Ideal for large, heavy projects and works that travel. 99% UV blocking Protects the painting from the most damaging light wavelengths, helping prevent fading and degradation. Anti-reflective Allows viewers to see the painting rather than distracting reflections. Anti-static protection exceeds that of glass Immediately eliminates static charge. Makes for safer, easier framing and less cleaning. Abrasion resistant A durable hard coat protects against scratches from cleaning and general exposure to the public. The WorkFull-length portrait of Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson as the hero of the Battle of the Nile, 1 August 1798, probably painted at the Neapolitan court in Palermo in 1799. More Info Accession number: 1994.0018.000001 For more information on the painting, click here.