Dominus Venustas

Art writer. Art reader. Art lover.
Art is a language. One that speaks of truth and of humanity. I am on a journey to discover the Masters of Art and shine a light on their greatness. By Jackie Honsig-Erlenburg
George Romney, a leading portraitist of his day painted many society figures… including the elusive and enigmatic Lady Hamilton, infamous mistress of Lord Nelson. 
Here she stares wide eyed and open mouthed as Circe, from Greek mythology. A beauty in her eighteenth century day.

George Romney, a leading portraitist of his day painted many society figures… including the elusive and enigmatic Lady Hamilton, infamous mistress of Lord Nelson.

Here she stares wide eyed and open mouthed as Circe, from Greek mythology. A beauty in her eighteenth century day.

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    This unfinished, life-size portrait (perhaps a study for the ‘Mrs Hart’ as Circe at Waddesdon Manor) was painted in...