William R Hamilton
(1795 - 1879)
William R. Hamilton was active/lived in New York / Scotland. William Hamilton is known for portrait and landscape painting.
Biography William R. Hamilton
William R. Hamilton was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1795 and
studied painting in Paris and in London where he was a student of Sir
David Wilkie. He was in the employment of the Duke of Hamilton in
Scotland until he immigrated to New York in 1832.
Scotsman, Alexander Masterton, may have been responsible for bringing
him to this country. Masterton was a very successful contractor
and quarry owner. Hamilton lived with the Masterton family in the
1830's and 40's on Broome Street in Manhattan and in Bronxville, NY
while maintaining a studio on Canal Street in Manhattan. During
this period he painted individual portraits of the Masterton family, as
well as a group portrait of them in 1834 that is n
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