Browse Lots

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
Hugh Douglas Hamilton, R.H.A. (Dublin 1739-1808)
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN 
Hugh Douglas Hamilton, R.H.A. (Dublin 1739-1808)

Portrait of a lady, half-length, in a floral dress with a lace headdress; and Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a blue coat and pale yellow waistcoat

Details
Hugh Douglas Hamilton, R.H.A. (Dublin 1739-1808)
Portrait of a lady, half-length, in a floral dress with a lace headdress; and Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a blue coat and pale yellow waistcoat
both signed and dated 'H.D. Hamilton Delin.t. 1770' (lower right)
pastel on paper, oval
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm.)
two (2)
Provenance
with Ackermann, London.

Brought to you by

Miriam Winson-Alio
Miriam Winson-Alio

Check the condition report or get in touch for additional information about this

Condition Report

If you wish to view the condition report of this lot, please sign in to your account.

Sign in
View condition report

Lot Essay

Having developed a successful career as a portrait pastellist in Dublin, Hamilton moved to London in 1764 where he found no difficulty in building up an extensive group of important and fashionable sitters including the Royal Family for whom he executed a number of portraits now in the Royal Collection.

In 1770 Hamilton exhibited 'Twelve portraits of ladies and gentlemen; in chalk' at the Society of Artists exhibition in London. Of this collection, Horace Walpole commented 'One is of the Duke of Gloucester. They are very pretty'. It is possible that the present pair of drawings were included in this group along with a comparable drawing, also dated 1770, of a Lady in a Blue Dress now in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.

More from Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours (Day Sale)

View All
View All