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Hamilton, William (1751-1801), history and decorative painter

Robert Edmund Graves and Deborah Graham-Vernon

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Hamilton, William (1751-1801), history and decorative painter, was born at Chelsea, Middlesex, the son of William Hamilton, a Scottish-born clerk of works in the offices of the architect Robert Adam, and his wife, Sarah. Hamilton was baptized at the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, on 21 June 1751. The painter ...

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