Emma (née Lyon), Lady Hamilton ('Kate')

1 portrait of Emma (née Lyon), Lady Hamilton

Emma (née Lyon), Lady Hamilton ('Kate'), by Charles Brome, by  Thomas Bragg, published by  Richard Lambe, after  George Romney, published 4 May 1827 (mid 1780s) - NPG D35242 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Emma (née Lyon), Lady Hamilton ('Kate')

by Charles Brome, by Thomas Bragg, published by Richard Lambe, after George Romney
line engraving, published 4 May 1827 (mid 1780s)
14 7/8 in. x 12 in. (379 mm x 305 mm) plate size; 18 1/2 in. x 14 in. (469 mm x 355 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1964
Reference Collection
NPG D35242

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Artistsback to top

  • Thomas Bragg (circa 1780-1840), Engraver. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
  • Charles Brome (circa 1774-1801). Artist associated with 3 portraits.
  • Richard Lambe (active 1811-1827), Printseller. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
  • George Romney (1734-1802), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 159 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D35243: Emma (née Lyon), Lady Hamilton (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D35244: Emma (née Lyon), Lady Hamilton ('Lady Hamilton as Ariadne') (based on same portrait)

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Lord Liverpool suffers a stroke and is forced to resign as Prime Minister. George Canning succeeds him only to die after four months in office.

Art and science

University College London, the first metropolitan university in England, is founded specifically to educate dissenters excluded from Oxford and Cambridge. Whig politician Henry Brougham, writer Thomas Campbell and financier and philanthropist Isaac Goldsmid are its principal patrons.


Britain, France and Russia sign a treaty in London agreeing to intervene in the Greek War of Independence. Allied troops under General Edward Codrington subsequently destroy Turkish and Egyptian fleets at the Battle of Navarino. Western Australia is explored for the first time by Captain Stirling.

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