Only Connect - Horatio Nelson <> Emma Hamilton

How are these sitters connected?

Horatio Nelson
by Henry Edridge
NPG 879

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

The connection
Horatio Nelson’s adulterous romance with Emma Hamilton was a public scandal. Soon after his death at the Battle of Trafalgar, souvenir porcelain was on sale featuring them both.

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

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