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Circle of William Hogarth (London 1697-1764)
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Circle of William Hogarth (London 1697-1764)

Portrait of Gustavus Hamilton, 2nd Viscount Boyne (1710-1746), small full-length, in a brown coat and breeches with a blue silk waistcoat, a tricorn hat and a walking stick in his left hand, in a landscape

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Circle of William Hogarth (London 1697-1764)
Portrait of Gustavus Hamilton, 2nd Viscount Boyne (1710-1746), small full-length, in a brown coat and breeches with a blue silk waistcoat, a tricorn hat and a walking stick in his left hand, in a landscape
With identifying inscription 'GUSTAVUS, LORD BOYNE' (lower right) and further inscribed 'Geo. Buchanan Lord Boyne' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
20 1/8 x 15 in. (51.1 x 38.2 cm.)
Provenance
Viscount Bangor, Castle Ward, County Down.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 29 June 1962, lot 156, as 'W. Hogarth' (sold for 200 gns).
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 8 May 1964, lot 10, as 'W. Hogarth' (sold for 110 gns).
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Lot Essay

The second son of the Hon. Frederick Hamilton (d. 1715) and Sophia Hamilton (d. 1748), Gustavus Hamilton succeeded his grandfather as the second Viscount Boyne in 1723. He was a Member of Parliament for Newport, Isle of Wight, between 1736 and 1741, and was invested as a Privy Counsellor in 1763.

This picture is one of several early copies after Hogarth's original portrait, which is recorded in the Boyne collection. These copies are likely to have been executed under Hogarth's close supervision, by at least two or three members of his close circle, including Francis Hayman.

We are grateful to Elizabeth Einberg for her thoughts on this picture.

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