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John McLure Hamilton


Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 8 portraits
Born in Philadelphia John McLure Hamilton was known for portraits, figure paintings, and illustrations. Hamilton studied at the Pennsylvania Academy and then went to Europe where he studied in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and at the Royal Academy in Belgium. He lived in Europe, mostly in London, for almost sixty years, and was official painter to William Gladstone, prime minister.

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John Tyndall, by John McLure Hamilton - NPG 1287

John Tyndall

by John McLure Hamilton
oil on canvas, 1893
NPG 1287

Herbert Spencer, by John McLure Hamilton - NPG 4092

Herbert Spencer

by John McLure Hamilton
oil on canvas, circa 1895
NPG 4092

William Cosmo Monkhouse, by John McLure Hamilton - NPG 1868

William Cosmo Monkhouse

by John McLure Hamilton
oil on canvas, exhibited 1899
NPG 1868

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

William Ewart Gladstone

by John McLure Hamilton
lithograph printed in three colours, circa 1890
NPG D46102

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