Gillray, James (1757-1815). English. Medium: hand-coloured etching. Date: 1801. Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), Connoisseur, archaeologist and diplomat, surrounded by works of art that refer to the well-known affair between his wife Emma Hamilton and Lord Nelson; Hamilton studies a damaged bust of Lais, the beautiful mistress of the philosopher Aristippus of Cyrene; Provenance: Private Collection.