Lady Emma Hamilton: Scandal, Celebrity & Art
The daughter of a Cheshire blacksmith, Amy Lyon became a courtesan & model, married an elderly knight, became a fashion icon, the queen of London society and - scandalously - Lord Nelson's mistress. Yet she fled England to die in penury.
This lecture explores how she manipulated her image through portraits by Joshua Reynolds and George Romney, and her impact on the visual culture of the time. Presented by Dr Kate Williams, lecturer, broadcaster & author of several books including 'Englands Mistress: A Life of Emma Hamilton'.
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Wednesday 13 February, 2013 20:00
Booking Info: Guests £5 at the door