Only Connect - Richard Cosway <> Horatio Nelson

How are these sitters connected?

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

Richard Cosway
after Richard Cosway
(circa 1790)
NPG 1678

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

Horatio Nelson
by Henry Edridge
NPG 879

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

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