|Artist||Charles William Sherborn|
|Published||[London, c. 1882]|
|Dimensions||Image 65 x 59 mm, Sheet 277 x 190 mm|
A proof impression of a miniature portrait of Lady Hamilton, shown bust length, turned to the right but gazing at the viewer, a large shawl draped over her head and curly hair.
Emma, Lady Hamilton (c. 1765-1815) was the famous mistress of Admiral Nelson, while married to Sir William Hamilton. She had an interesting life, which ended with her losing her good looks and fortune after both her husband and lover died closely together.
Charles William Sherborn (1831-1912) was a British printmaker who was mainly active in London. He is most well-known as a designer of bookplates.
O'Donoghue 51. Proof before letters.