Only Connect - William Hamilton <> Horatio Nelson

How are these sitters connected?



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

Horatio Nelson
by Henry Edridge
1802
NPG 879

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 Hamilton connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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