1 of 5 portraits of William Hamilton
- Extended catalogue entry
Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue
by William Daniell, after George Dance
circa 1802-1814, based on a work of 1793
10 in. x 7 7/8 in. (254 mm x 200 mm)
Inscriptionback to top
Inscribed below in pencil: Gavin Hamilton/Artist (‘Gavin’ in a different hand); NPG stamp lower left.
This portraitback to top
Dance’s original drawing in the Royal Academy is dated 31 March 1793. Daniell’s engraving was published as Gavin Hamilton, but this identity is impossible on grounds of age and the sitter is securely identified as William Hamilton. 
Footnotesback to top
Referenceback to top
W. Roberts, Magazine of Art, XXII, 1898, pp 656-56.
D. Stroud, George Dance, 1971, pp 170-72.
T. Sutton, The Daniells: Artists and Travellers, 1954, pp 175-79.
R. J. B. Walker, National Portrait Gallery, Regency Portraits, 2 vols., 1985, I, pp 632-33.
Provenanceback to top
Purchased from Appleby, 1940.
Reproductionsback to top
W. Daniell (A Collection of Portraits sketched from the Life since the Year 1973 by George Dance Esqr. R.A. and engraved in imitation of the Original Drawings by William Daniell, A.R.A., 2 vols, 1814).
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.