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HAMILTON, Gavin (1723 - 1797), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
HAMILTON, Gavin (1723 - 1797), Painter

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 1723, in Lanarkshire, Scotland; died 1797 or 1798, in Rome.

Painter. Mythological subjects, portraits.

Gavin Hamilton spent the greater part of his life in Rome where, in 1773, he published his Schola Italica Picturae. The subjects of his paintings are generally taken from Homer, such as Andromache Weeping over the Body of Hector and Achilles Dragging the Body of Hector

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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