Only Connect - William Hamilton <> Wolfgang Mozart

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

(Johann Chrysostom) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, by Friedrich Theodor Müller, after  Friedrich Wilhelm Schmidt, early 19th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

(Johann Chrysostom) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
by Friedrich Theodor Müller, after Friedrich Wilhelm Schmidt
early 19th century
NPG D13753

The connection
In 1770 Pietro Fabris drew Leopold and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart playing chamber music with William Hamilton in Lord Fortrose’s salon in Naples.

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 D12137 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Hamilton <> Joseph Haydn


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