Lady Hamilton as a Bacchante card

Lady Hamilton as a Bacchante

LL 3527

On display

A woman (Emma Hamilton) with long, loose, chestnut-coloured hair, wearing a lilac dress with salmon pink highlights, and holding above her head a green-rimmed tambourine in her left hand, is portrayed running off to her right, while looking out at the viewer with a smile on her face. Around her brow she wears a red head band into which is tucked the vine-leaves that identify her as a 'Bacchante' - a female follower of the wine god Bacchus. In the background to the left is the smoking volcano of Vesuvius near Naples.