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Hugh Douglas Hamilton
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN WEARING A PLUM-COLOURED COAT
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6,0008,000
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178
Hugh Douglas Hamilton
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN WEARING A PLUM-COLOURED COAT
Estimate
6,0008,000
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Hugh Douglas Hamilton
DUBLIN 1739-1808
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN WEARING A PLUM-COLOURED COAT
Pastel; 
signed and dated, lower left: Hamilton 1775
262 by 210 mm
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Provenance

Mrs Oppenheim, by 1903

Literature

N. Jeffares, Dictionary of Pastellists before 1800, J.375.2026 - online edition

Catalogue Note

This superb portrait, which survives in very fine condition, was drawn by Hamilton in 1775, a year in which he is known to have lived at St Martin's Lane, London. Irish by birth, he had been living in the English capital since 1764. In 1776, he returned home, before moving to Italy with his wife and young daughter in 1782. The family were to remain there for the next thirteen years and Hugh enjoyed much popularity amongst Grand Tourists.

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