Only Connect - Emma Hamilton <> Richard Cosway

How are these sitters connected?


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

Emma, Lady Hamilton
by Richard Cosway
circa 1801
NPG 2941

Richard Cosway, after Richard Cosway, (circa 1790) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Cosway
after Richard Cosway
(circa 1790)
NPG 1678

The connection
Cosway and his wife were intimates of Emma Hamilton, whose attitudes transfixed Goethe, Romney and Vigee-le Brun.

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

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NPG 879 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Emma Hamilton <> Horatio Nelson

NPG D12137 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Emma Hamilton <> Joseph Haydn

NPG D35272 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Emma Hamilton <> William Hamilton


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