Only Connect - William Hamilton <> Joseph Haydn

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

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

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

Explore other Hamilton connections

NPG 1140 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Hamilton <> Charles Burney

NPG 2941 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Hamilton <> Emma Hamilton

NPG 879 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Hamilton <> Horatio Nelson

NPG D13753 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Hamilton <> Wolfgang Mozart


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