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Gavin Hamilton

 (1723 - 1798)
Gavin Hamilton was active/lived in Italy, Scotland.  Gavin Hamilton is known for neo-classical history painting, archaeological excavations.

Biography   Gavin Hamilton


Gavin Hamilton was a Scottish neo-classical* history painter, who is more widely remembered for his hunts for antiquities in the neighborhood of Rome. These roles in combination made him an arbiter of neoclassical taste. He was born in Lanarkshire, into the prominent family for which the town of Hamilton, South Lanarkshire was named, headed by the dukes of Hamilton. He was educated at the University of Glasgow and studied in Rome in the 1740s, under the master Agostino Masucci. After a brief visit home, he did some portrait-painting in London, and returned to Rome in 1756, where he lived for the rest of his life.

Aside from a few portraits of friends, the Hamilton family and British people on the Grand Tour, most of his paintings, ma   ...  Displaying 750 of 3882 characters.

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PORTRAIT OF JAMES, 6TH DUKE OF HAMILTON AND 3RD DUKE OF BRANDON (1724-1758)
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