Before her infamous affair with Lord Horatio Nelson, Lady Emma Hamilton was already well-known in British society as an artist’s model and dancer. She was a favorite subject of George Romney, who had many sketches of her and produced many paintings of her long after she had left England for Naples.
Hello, Persephoneers! Let’s wrap up another long week with a historical romance, starring one of classic film’s greatest couples. This week’s movie pick, That Hamilton Woman, released in 1941, was directed by Alexander Korda and stars Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh as real-life lovers Admiral Horatio Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton. The couple had just been […]