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William Hamilton (1751-1801), History painter

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist associated with 12 portraits
William Hamilton was a painter and illustrator. He trained initially as an architectural draftsman, but soon moved to theatrical portraits and scenes from plays. Hamilton became very well known for his paintings depicting episodes from the plays of Shakespeare and for his illustrations of poems. He was commissioned to create works for John Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery, Macklin's Bible and Bowyer's English History. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1784, and was became a Royal Academician in 1789.

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William Hamilton

by William Daniell, after George Dance
pencil and red crayon, circa 1802-1814 (1793)
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Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
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Key to Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
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William Hamilton

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 1854 (31 March 1793)
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William Hamilton

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 1854 (31 March 1793)
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