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William Hamilton

 (1795 - 1879)
William R. Hamilton was active/lived in New York / Scotland.  William Hamilton is known for portrait and landscape painting.

Biography   William 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.

A fellow 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   ...  Displaying 750 of 1297 characters.

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