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Delicious Dreams!

7 of 8 portraits of Lady Anne Hamilton

Delicious Dreams!, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey, published 30 April 1821 - NPG D17908 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Delicious Dreams!

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 30 April 1821
17 in. x 11 5/8 in. (405 mm x 294 mm) plate size; 18 7/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (480 mm x 299 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1987
Reference Collection
NPG D17908

Artistsback to top

  • George Humphrey (active 1783-1831), Publisher and printseller; nephew of Hannah Humphrey. Artist associated with 71 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
  • Theodore Lane (1800-1828), Painter and etcher. Artist associated with 44 portraits.

Sittersback to top

  • Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick (1768-1821), Queen of George IV. Sitter in 95 portraits.
  • John Turner Flinn (Flynn) (circa 1791-1865), Seaman. Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
  • Lady Anne Hamilton (1766-1846), Lady-in-waiting to Queen Caroline. Sitter associated with 8 portraits.
  • Joseph Robert Hownam (active 1803-died 1859), Naval commander and Chamberlain to Queen Caroline. Sitter associated with 5 portraits.
  • Joseph Hume (1777-1855), Doctor and politician; MP for Aberdeen Burghs, Middlesex and Montrose Burghs. Sitter associated with 74 portraits.
  • Samuel Parr (1747-1825), Pedagogue and Whig pamphleteer. Sitter in 17 portraits.
  • Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt (1768-1843), Lord Mayor of London. Sitter associated with 39 portraits.

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