Only Connect - Joseph Haydn <> Emma Hamilton

How are these sitters connected?


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

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

Emma, Lady Hamilton
by Richard Cosway
circa 1801
NPG 2941

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 Haydn connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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