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    Sale 7435

    British Works on Paper

    21 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 16

    William Hamilton, R.A. (1751-1801)

    Figures before the Arch of Septimius Severus, the Forum, Rome; and Figures by the Temple of Saturn, the Forum, Rome

    Price Realised  

    William Hamilton, R.A. (1751-1801)
    Figures before the Arch of Septimius Severus, the Forum, Rome; and Figures by the Temple of Saturn, the Forum, Rome
    both signed 'Wm Hamilton' (lower right)
    pen and grey ink and grey wash heightened with touches of white, within the artist's black-line border, unframed
    13 5/8 x 12¼ in. (35 x 31.2 cm.) (2)


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    Hamilton was sent by his father, an assistant to Robert Adam (1728-1792), to study in Rome under Antonio Zucchi, A.R.A. (1726-1795), until 1769. He subsequently returned to London and entered the Royal Academy Schools. He was elected Royal Academician in 1774.

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    Exhibited

    Possibly London, Royal Academy, 1744, no. 116 as 'two drawings of ruins; companions'.