Dawkins and Wood Discovering the Ruins of Palmyra by Gavin Hamilton

The sitters, James Dawkins (1722-1757) and Robert Wood (1716/17-1771) are dressed in classical drapes.


Oil on canvas
310 x 389 cm
Art Fund grant:
£51,492 ( Total: £404,145; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
C J Dawkins

The painting commemorates the important discovery of the Ruins of Palmyra, and the general interest in antiques at that time


Commissioned from Gavin Hamilton by Henry Dawkins of Standlynch, Wiltshire and Overnoxton Park, Oxon, and thence by descent; on loan to the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow, since 1954.

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Scottish National Gallery The Mound, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 2EL 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

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