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A FACIES OF BEAUTY - ONCE THE MOST FAMOUS IN EUROPE
"Lady Emma Hamilton as Circe (note another - see related) " (see related A | B | C | D | E | F), 1782 George Romney (1734–1802) National Trust, Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
This is one of a series of 60 or so completed portraits of Emma that illuminate the complexities of notions inherent in beauty, femininity, glamour, charisma, sex appeal, attachment, love, loyalty and charm. When linked with Circe, notions include envy, jealousy, hate, fear, and cruelty. Emma's beauty continues to daze mortals and her life illustrates the ambiguities of existence.