Only Connect - Horatio Nelson <> Richard Cosway

How are these sitters connected?


Horatio Nelson, by Henry Edridge, 1802 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Horatio Nelson
by Henry Edridge
1802
NPG 879

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

Richard Cosway
after Richard Cosway
(circa 1790)
NPG 1678

The connection
Richard Cosway’s drawing of Emma Hamilton dates her from return from Italy in 1801, seven months pregnant, with Nelson’s child.

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

Explore other Hamilton connections

NPG 2941 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Horatio Nelson <> Emma Hamilton

NPG D12137 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Horatio Nelson <> Joseph Haydn

NPG D35272 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Horatio Nelson <> William Hamilton


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