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Sir William Hamilton

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Sir William Hamilton, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1777 - NPG 680 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir William Hamilton

by Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, 1777
100 1/2 in. x 69 in. (2553 mm x 1752 mm)
Transferred from Tate Gallery, 1957
Primary Collection
NPG 680


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  • Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.

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Hamilton holds the first volume of a lavishly illustrated series by D'Hancarville that celebrates his achievements as a collector. It is open at aplate that bears a Greek dedication to him. Some of his antiquities that he gave to the British Museum are shown beside him.

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