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Hamilton, Gawen (1697?-1737), painter

Judy E. Egerton

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/66569
Hamilton, Gawen (1697?-1737), painter


Hamilton, Gawen (1697?-1737), painter, was born near Hamilton, Lanarkshire, of unidentified parents. He studied under William Wilson, an obscure bird painter (later an auctioneer). By the mid-1720s Hamilton was in London, painting single portraits (the few now known include Revd Thomas Pocock, chaplain of Greenwich Hospital, engraved by John Faber ...

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