Lady Emma Hamilton as Cassandra, (1765-1815) by after George Romney

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Lady Emma Hamilton as Cassandra, (1765-1815)
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Print size 28.0 x 35.5 cm
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23.0 x 26.6 cm
Frame: Unframed
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Lady Emma Hamilton as Cassandra, (1765-1815)
after George Romney
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© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London


Here Emma is wearing a fillet as Cassandra. It's a copy of a study of Emma Hart, by George Romney. She is shown posing as Cassandra from Shakespeare's 'Troilus and Cressida'. Romney's Cassandra painting was among his contributions to Alderman John Boydell's celebrated Shakespeare Gallery. Emma met Romney in 1782, when she was about sixteen, through her 'protector' Charles Greville. Romney was apparently captivated by her beauty and she became his favourite model until, in March 1786, Greville passed her on to the protection of his uncle, Sir William Hamilton, the British ambassador to the Kingdom of Naples. They married in 1791 but in 1799 she also became the lover of Admiral Horatio Nelson in an affair that has become legendary.


Object Number: BHC2261

Date: late 18th Century

Original size: 455 mm x 380 mm

The Artist: after George Romney

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