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A Cognocenti contemplating ye Beauties of ye Antique' (Emma, Lady Hamilton; Horatio Nelson; Sir William Hamilton)

11 of 28 portraits of Emma, Lady Hamilton

A Cognocenti contemplating ye Beauties of ye Antique' (Emma, Lady Hamilton; Horatio Nelson; Sir William Hamilton), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 11 February 1801 - NPG D12755 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

A Cognocenti contemplating ye Beauties of ye Antique' (Emma, Lady Hamilton; Horatio Nelson; Sir William Hamilton)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 11 February 1801
14 5/8 in. x 10 3/4 in. (373 mm x 274 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12755


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Artistsback to top

  • James Gillray (1756-1815), Caricaturist. Artist associated with 881 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • Hannah Humphrey (active 1778-1822), Publisher and printseller. Artist associated with 717 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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  • NPG D35272: A Cognocenti contemplating ye Beauties of ye Antique' (Emma, Lady Hamilton; Horatio Nelson; Sir William Hamilton) (impression from same plate as)