A portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman
A portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman
A portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman

GUSTAVUS HAMILTON (c.1735-1775)

A portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman

c. 1765 Ireland

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Wearing a rust coloured coat over a gold edged red waistcoat and white stock
Set in a gold frame with chain border, the reverse with locks of hair tied with split seed pearls on opalescent glass.

Hamilton, the son of an Irish vicar and apprentice of Samuel Dixon in Dublin was employed to colour prints of birds and flowers. He soon turned his attention to miniature painting and exhibited in Dublin, 1765-1773.

As with many miniatures that were executed in the middle of the 18th century this is small and would have been designed to be worn as a piece of jewellery.
Minor spidery dust under the glass
Sotheby's,, 27 February, 1990
Dimensions
Height 2.70 cm (1.06 inches)
Stock Code
4878
Medium
watercolour on ivory
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