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Only Connect - William Hamilton <> Emma Hamilton

How are these sitters connected?

Emma Hamilton
by Richard Cosway
circa 1801
NPG 2941

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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