Only Connect - Charles Burney <> Sir William Hamilton

How are these sitters connected?


Charles Burney, by George Dance, 1794 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Charles Burney
by George Dance
1794
NPG 1140

A Cognocenti contemplating ye Beauties of ye Antique

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

The connection
In Naples, in sight of the volcano Vesuvius, Charles Burney had ‘a long dish of musical talk’ with William Hamilton and ‘Mrs H.’ He noted: ‘-the Mountain was very turbulent all night.’

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