Only Connect - Richard Cosway <> Maria Cosway

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

Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia Cosway (née Hadfield), by Julien Fatou, after  Richard Cosway, after 1785 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia Cosway (née Hadfield)
by Julien Fatou, after Richard Cosway
after 1785
NPG D13727

The connection
The miniaturist Richard Cosway, husband of artist/composer Maria was described as the most detested ‘Macaroni’ – the nickname of the time given to apparently shallow young men.

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

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NPG 2941 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Cosway <> Emma Hamilton

NPG 879 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Cosway <> Horatio Nelson

NPG D13759 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Cosway <> Ludwig Van Beethoven

NPG D13763 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Cosway <> Thomas Jefferson


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