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 Gavin Hamilton  (1723 - 1798)

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Lived/Active: Italy/Scotland      Known for: neo-classical history painting, archaeological excavations

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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 vis (showing 500 of 3882 characters).

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