(1751 - 1801)
William Hamilton was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. William Hamilton is known for figure, genre, landscape painting, illustration.
Biography William Hamilton
was an English painter and illustrator. The son of one of Robert Adam's
assistants, Hamilton was sent to Rome to be trained as an architectural
draughtsman. He studied under Antonio Zucchi (who was later Adam's
chief decorative painter), possibly in Rome from 1766 and in London from
1768. At the Royal Academy Schools from 1769, Hamilton developed into a
figure painter and exhibited portraits and subject pictures at the
Royal Academy from 1774 to 1801. He became ARA in 1784 and RA in 1789.
Hamilton's most interesting work pertains to the theatre,
particularly Shakespearean. His most distinguished large pictures are
the 23 he pain
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