23 January 2004
William Hamilton, R.A. (Chelsea 1751-1801 London)
'Lavinia and her mother'; and 'Palaemon and Lavinia'
the first, signed and dated 'W:H 1795' (lower right); the second, signed and dated 'W:H/1795' (lower left)
oil on canvas
the first, 18½ x 20½ in. (47 x 52.1 cm.); the second, 17¾ x 20 in. (45 x 50.8 cm.)
a pair (2)
Victor W. Morris (according to a label on the reverse).
with Richard Feigen, New York, from whom purchased by the previous owner.
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