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    Sale 5414

    The Sunday Sale

    28 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 75

    ATTRIBUTED TO GUSTAVUS HAMILTON (IRISH, 1739-1775)

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    ATTRIBUTED TO GUSTAVUS HAMILTON (IRISH, 1739-1775)
    Self-portrait if the artist, bust-length, in a grey jacket with a white lace jabot
    pastel on paper laid down on canvas
    21½ x 15¾ in. (54.6 x 40 cm.)


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    Gustavus Hamilton was primarily a miniaturist, but studied under Robert West in the drawing school in George's Lane before becoming a colourist for Samuel Dixon's basso rilievo prints of birds and flowers.
    He contributed miniatures to the Society of Artists in Dublin from 1765 to 1773.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    Mrs. Mallett, St. Helena, Finglas, Co. Dublin, Ireland.


    Literature

    Walter George Strickland, 'A Dictionary of Irish Artists', Ireland, 1969, plate XXIX, p.426.