12 November 1996
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)
Douglas, 8th Duke of Hamilton and Tom Johnson the pugilist.
inscribed 'Duke of Hamilton & Johnson the Pugilist' (lower centre)
pen and grey ink, grey wash
10½ x 7¼ in. (26.7 x 18.4 cm.)
Mackinnon and Strachey.
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London, Mackinnon and Strachey, English and French Drawings, November - December 1985, no.85, illustrated.
Douglas, 8th Duke of Hamilton and 5th Duke of Brandon, succeeded to the title on the death of his brother in 1769; on his own death without heirs in 1799, he was succeeded by his uncle Archibald. Tom Johnson was a noted boxer of the time.
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