'Lost' Emma Hamilton Portrait Uncovered by Antique Dealer

July 9 2020

Image of 'Lost' Emma Hamilton Portrait Uncovered by Antique Dealer

Picture: The Times

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Times has reported on news that a lost portrait of Emma Hamilton as Ariadne by Richard Westall (1765-1836) has been discovered by a Lymington Antique Dealer. The picture was brought to dealer Charles Wallrock* by 'an elderly lady who had owned it for years' who had no idea of the painting's significance or value. Wallrock managed through research to piece together the painting's history and authorship. It is one of four studies Westall made of Emma Hamilton in various guises.

The painting is up for sale via. Masterpiece Online for £85,500.

* - The above photo shows Wallrock in the customary 'white glove' pose which is so often preferred by the media.

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