Sir William Hamilton, K.B.F.R.S.
Published March 27. 1817, by T. Cadell & W. Davies, Strand, London.
Stipple engraving, sheet 410 x 320mm (16 x 12½"). Trimmed to platemark left and right.
Sir William Hamilton (1731-1803), diplomatist and art collector. The epitome of the era of the Grand Tourist (his grand tour lasted thrity-five years), Hamilton became envoy-extraordinary in Naples from where he collected widely and developed a great interest in volcanoes. Late in life he married Emma Hamilton, who later began an affair with Horatio Nelson.
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