Portrait of Emma, Lady Hamilton by George Romney

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.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
61 x 51 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £3,718; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1965
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

The artist; Rev John Romney; 3rd Lord Northwick.

Venue details

National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, LONDON London WC2H 0HE 020 7306 0055 www.npg.org.uk

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