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Portrait of Emma Hamilton

Artist:
Angelica Kauffmann (Swiss, Chur 1741–1807 Rome)
Sitter:
Portrait of Lady Emma Hamilton (British, Ness, Cheshire bap. 1765–1815 Calais)
Date:
1791
Medium:
Black and white chalk, on gray prepared paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 14 3/16 x 16 11/16 in. (36 x 42.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, several members of The Chairman's Council Gifts, 2003
Accession Number:
2003.87
Not on view
Inscription: At lower right, inscribed (partially effaced) "[...] Drawing / by Angelica Kauffman / of Lady Hamilton / sometime aft. 1792" in graphite. On the secondary support: at lower right, inscribed "E /4 76" in graphite. Verso of the secondary support: at lower right, inscribed "115" in red crayon; at center right, inscribed "Missal Hall / 10 Mitchel Place / Manhattan. / (19-96 / >446-41" in graphite; at lower left, inscribed "D/47" in graphite, within in a circle, stamped in violet ink; at lower right, inscribed "239/1" in graphite; below, inscribed "D/47 x13" in graphite, within in a circle, stamped in violet ink.
John, Lord Northwick (British, 1769–1859)(and by descent); his sale, Sotheby's, London, November 1–4, 1920, lot 382 (£51 to Stephenson)(£51 to Stephenson); W. H. Stephenson; sale, Christie's, New York, January 22, 2003, lot 94; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 12, 2004–April 4, 2004.

Peter Walch Angelica Kauffmann [Ph.D dissertation]. PhD diss., 1968 fig. no. 119, 119a, p. 360, ill.

Lady Victoria Manners, George Charles Williamson Angelica Kauffmann. Her Life and her works. New York, 1974, pp. 86/7, 161, 1.



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