The Rawson Conversation Piece by Gawen Hamilton

Hamilton was one of the earliest exponents of the conversation piece in Britain along with Hogarth, Bartholomew Dandridge and Charles Phillips.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
81 x 77 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £12,000)
Acquired in:
1994
Vendor:
Leger Galleries

This depiction of the bourgeois Rawson family resembles early examples of Hogarth's conversation pieces. The Rawson family were of a similar social standing to Henry Peckham, the builder of Pallant House and the decorations and furnishings in the work are almost identical to those of the dining room at Pallant House.

Provenance

By descent in the Rawson Family to Sir Alfred Cooper Rawson: with Leger Galleries since 1983.

Venue details

Pallant House Gallery 9 North Pallant, CHICHESTER West Sussex PO19 1TJ 01243 774557 www.pallant.org.uk

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