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Portrait of Emma, Lady Hamilton as a Bacchante, 1790 — Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun,

Portrait of Emma, Lady Hamilton as a Bacchante

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

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“Lady Hamilton was not very intelligent, although she was exceedingly mocking and denigrating, to the point that her faults were her only means of conversation. But she was cunning, and this helped her to snare a husband” — from the diaries of Vigée Le Brun.

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