This lively, short half-length portrait shows Lady Hamilton, (1861? - 1815) with her head tilted to the right, shoulders turned further to the right, and hands not seen.
Portrait of Emma, Lady Hamilton by George Romney, 1785
© National Portrait Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 61 x 51 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,000 ( Total: £3,718; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- Trustees of Capt. E G Spencer-Churchill
Her hazel eyes look at the spectator, and she has reddish brown hair, darker brown eyebrows, with lips slightly parted. She wears a white frock with a high waistband and, on the top of her head, a white scarf with touches of blue and red. A number of pentimenti, including two concentric sepia lines, fall behind the head on to her shoulder.
The artist; Rev John Romney; 3rd Lord Northwick.