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Hugh Hamilton

 (1739 - 1808)
Hugh Douglas Hamilton was active/lived in United Kingdom, England, Ireland.  Hugh Hamilton is known for aristocratic portrait and narrative painting.

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Hugh Douglas Hamilton (c.1739-1808)

The Irish portrait painter Hugh Douglas Hamilton was born in Dublin, Ireland around 1724, the son of a peruke-maker.  He studied drawing and painting under Robert West at the Royal Dublin Society art school in George's Lane, winning several awards, after which he began to specialize in small-scale portraiture in crayon and pastels. Typically oval in shape, his portraits were some 9 inches by 7 inches in size, outlined on grey paper in black and white and completed with coloured chalks.  In general, his colour schemes were very simple, but his faces were always well-drawn, with expressive eyes.

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Portrait of Arthur Hill, 2nd Marquess of Downshire (1753-1801), small full-length, in a yellow frock coat and breeches, his left arm resting on a cane, with a coach and four beyond, in a landscape
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PORTRAIT OF ANTONIO CANOVA (1757-1822)
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PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN AND CHILD IN AN INTERIOR
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