Only Connect - Emma Hamilton <> Joseph Haydn

How are these sitters connected?


Emma (née Lyon), Lady Hamilton, by Richard Cosway, circa 1801 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Emma (née Lyon), Lady Hamilton
by Richard Cosway
circa 1801
NPG 2941

Joseph Haydn, by William Daniell, after  George Dance, published 1 July 1809 (20 March 1794) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Joseph Haydn
by William Daniell, after George Dance
published 1 July 1809 (20 March 1794)
NPG D12137

The connection
Horatio Nelson and William and Emma Hamilton met the composer Franz Joseph Haydn in 1801.  Nelson gave Haydn a watch, and Haydn gave him a pen – both tools of their trades.

Find out more about Hamilton connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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