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Hamilton, Hugh Douglas (1740 - 1808), painter

Fintan Cullen

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Irish painter, active in England and Italy. He trained under Robert West at the Dublin Society’s Drawing School, after which he moved to London in the early 1760s. There his skilfully executed pastel portraits attracted a large number of commissions from Irish and English sitters. Among his portraits of the royal family is that of Queen Charlotte (1769; Berlin, Kupferstichkab.); many others are in the British Royal Collection. In 1779 Hamilton travelled to Italy,

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