• Portrait of a Mother and Daughter -
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    Pastel over pencil on laid paper laid on canvas Oval 40 by 34.7 cm., 15 3/4 by 13 1/2 in.

    Provenance: With Martyn Gregory, 1977; Anonymous sale, Christie’s, 11th July 1995, lot 13; Private Collection until 2018

    Literature: Anne Crookshank and the Knight of Glin, The Painters of Ireland circa 1660-1920, 1978, p.72, repr. pl.55; Neil Jeffares, Online Dictionary of Pastels and Pastellists, (www.pastellists.com), no. J.375.2356

    Hugh Douglas Hamilton was born in Dublin and studied at the Royal Dublin Society from 1750 until 1756 until moving to London and finding success as a portrait painter in pastel and oil. In 1778 he went to Rome and returned to Dublin in 1792.
  • Portrait of a Gentleman -
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    Half-length turned to the left, wearing a brown coat and a white stock

    Pastel over pencil on laid paper

    Oval 23 by 18 cm., 9 by 7 in.


    It has been suggested that this is a portrait of one of the three sons of Visountess St Leger, Hayes, Richard or James.

  • Portrait of a Lady -
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    Half-length turned to the left, wearing a black dress and white bonnet

    Pastel over pencil on laid paper

    Oval 25 by 19.8 cm., 9 3/4 by 7 ¾ in.


    It has been suggested that this is a portrait of Viscountess St Leger, née Mary Barry. She married St Leger St Leger, 1st Viscount Doneraile and they had six children (see no.12). They lived at Doneraile Court, Co. Cork, Ireland.


  • Portrait of Lady Caroline Spencer -
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    Half-length

    Indistinctly signed lower left

    Pastel over pencil on laid paper

    oval 22.8 by 18.8 cm., 9 by 7 ¼ in.

     

    Provenance:

    By descent from the sitter to Victor, 3rd Viscount Churchill (1934-2017) and family until 2018

     

    Exhibited:

    London, Society of Artists, 1775, no.108

     

    Lady Caroline Spencer (1763-1813) is the oldest daughter of George Spencer Churchill, 4th Duke of Marlborough (1739-1817) and his wife Caroline Russell (d.1811). She married Henry, 2nd Viscount Clifden of Gowran Castle, Co. Kilkenny in 1792. Their only son George was a successful politician and was created Baron Dover. This portrait dates from 1775 when she was twelve.

  • Portrait of Miss Charlotte Musgrave -
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    Head and shoulders

     

    signed lower right: Hamilton/delin.t 1772

    Pastel over pencil on laid paper, oval

    23 by 19 cm., 9 by 7 1/2 inches

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    Charlotte Musgrave (1751-1818) was the daughter of Sir Philip Musgrave, 6th Bt., and his wife Jane Turton. She married the Reverend Charles Mordaunt, Rector of Massingham, the son of Sir Charles Mordaunt, 6th Bt., in 1774. She was painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1774-75 (see David Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds ? A Complete Catalogue of his Paintings, 2000, no.1290, p.342).

  • Portrait of a Lady -
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