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        A Cognocenti Contemplating Ye Beauties of Ye Antique, published by Hannah Humphrey, 1801

        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.

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