Only Connect - William Hamilton <> Emma Hamilton
How are these sitters connected?
A Cognocenti contemplating ye Beauties of ye Antique (Emma Hamilton; Horatio Nelson; Sir William Hamilton)
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 11 February 1801
by Richard Cosway
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.
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