'A Conversation of Virtuosis...at the Kings Arms'

1 portrait of Gawen Hamilton

'A Conversation of Virtuosis...at the Kings Arms', by Gawen Hamilton, 1735 - NPG 1384 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'A Conversation of Virtuosis...at the Kings Arms'

by Gawen Hamilton
oil on canvas, 1735
34 1/2 in. x 43 7/8 in. (876 mm x 1115 mm)
Purchased, 1904
Primary Collection
NPG 1384


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Artistback to top

  • Gawen Hamilton (1697?-1737), Portrait painter. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 1 portrait.

Sittersback to top

  • Bernard Baron (1696-1762), Engraver. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist associated with 36 portraits.
  • Charles Bridgeman (1690-1738), Landscape gardener. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Michael Dahl (1659-1743), Portrait painter. Sitter in 2 portraits, Artist associated with 167 portraits.
  • James Gibbs (1682-1754), Architect. Sitter in 12 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
  • Joseph Goupy (1689-1769), Watercolour painter. Sitter in 2 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
  • Gawen Hamilton (1697?-1737), Portrait painter. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist of 1 portrait.
  • Hans Hysing (1678-1752 or 1753), Portrait painter. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist associated with 36 portraits.
  • William Kent (1685?-1748), Architect, painter and landscape gardener. Sitter associated with 8 portraits, Artist associated with 4 portraits.
  • Matthew Robinson (1694-1778), Artist. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • John Michael Rysbrack (1694-1770), Sculptor. Sitter in 7 portraits, Artist associated with 16 portraits.
  • William Thomas (1676-circa 1765), Architect. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary. Sitter in 7 portraits, Artist associated with 847 portraits.
  • John Wootton (circa 1682-1764), Painter of sporting subjects and landscapes. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist associated with 6 portraits.

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Painted in 1734-5 to 'promote his interest' (the completed picture was raffled, each sitter paying four guineas). More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).

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