• Portrait of a Mother and Daughter -
    Price on request

    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 Miss Charlotte Musgrave -

    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


    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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