A superb portrait of a young Lady
A superb portrait of a young Lady
A superb portrait of a young Lady
A superb portrait of a young Lady


A superb portrait of a young Lady

1765 Ireland

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wearing a blue dress trimmed with pearls on her shoulders, an elaborate pearl and sapphire necklace, matching earrings and further jewels and feathers entwined in her upswept hair
set in the original gold bracelet clasp frame surrounded with diamonds and sapphires, later loop suspension.

Hamilton an Irish miniature painter was the son of Rev. Gustavus Hamilton, vicar of Errigal and rector of Gallon, County Meath.

One of his teachers was the Irish painter Robert West. He was also an apprentice or pupil of Samuel Dixon of Capel Street, Dublin, where he was employed in colouring the basso-relievo prints of birds and flowers produced by Dixon.

Although he has been described as one of the lesser miniature painters of the 28th century, this particular example shows his work at his best. The sitter was clearly a woman of huge wealth judging by the very striking pieces of jewellery that she is wearing couple with the elaborate frame in which the miniature is set.
Height 3.80 cm (1.50 inches)
Stock Code
watercolour on ivory
Signed Ham on the obverse and dated 1765
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