Only Connect - William Hamilton <> Charles Burney

How are these sitters connected?


A Cognocenti contemplating ye Beauties of ye Antique

A Cognocenti contemplating ye Beauties of ye Antique' (Emma, Lady Hamilton; Horatio Nelson; Sir William Hamilton)
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 11 February 1801
NPG D35272

Charles Burney, by George Dance, 1794 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Charles Burney
by George Dance
1794
NPG 1140

The connection
In Naples, in sight of the volcano Vesuvius, Charles Burney had ‘a long dish of musical talk’ with William Hamilton and ‘Mrs H.’ He noted: ‘-the Mountain was very turbulent all night.’

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

Explore other Hamilton connections

NPG 2941 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Hamilton <> Emma Hamilton

NPG 879 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Hamilton <> Horatio Nelson

NPG D12137 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Hamilton <> Joseph Haydn

NPG D13753 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Hamilton <> Wolfgang Mozart


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