Reference Entry

Hamilton, Gawen (1697?-1737), painter

Judy E. Egerton

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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


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 ...

Reference Entry.  523 words. 

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribeRecommend to my Librarian