Hugh Hamilton

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Hamilton, Hugh, an artist, was born in Dublin the first half of the 18th century. He studied at the Dublin Society House, then in Grafton-street, and commenced his career as an artist in crayons. He settled for a time in London, where he was overwhelmed with orders, and then for twelve years resided in Italy, where, by the advice of Flaxman, he turned his attention to oils. He painted the likenesses of many distinguished Irishmen. His picture in the Royal Dublin Society of Dean Kirwan preaching is one of the best known of his works. Hamilton died about 1809.

Sources

145. Gandon, James, Life: Thomas J. Mulvany. Dublin, 1846.

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