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Hamilton, Hugh Douglas (1739–1808), portrait and subject painter

Fintan Cullen

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Hamilton, Hugh Douglas (1739–1808), portrait and subject painter, was born in Dublin, the son of a wig maker in Crow Street. He entered the Dublin Society School of Drawing about 1750 and studied under Robert West and James Mannin. He was a pupil there for some eight years, winning three premiums for the best drawings of 1756. In that same year he was a fellow student of the future dramatist ...

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Subjects: Drawing and Pastels ; Painting

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