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HAMILTON, Hugh Douglas (1736 - 1808), Painter, pastellist, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
HAMILTON, Hugh Douglas (1736 - 1808), Painter, pastellist, draughtsman

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Irish, 18th century, male.

Born between 1736 and 1739, in Dublin; died 1808, in Dublin.

Painter, pastellist, draughtsman. Portraits.

Hugh Hamilton studied in Dublin with James Manning, making his debut with pencil portraits, but later taking up oil painting on the advice of the sculptor Flaxman. His pencil portraits are small in size, generally oval and have highlights in red chalk and black crayon.

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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