Mary Hamilton by Sir Thomas Lawrence

Portrait of Mary Hamilton, the wife of Lawrence's artist friend and neighbour William Hamilton.

Details

Medium:
Pencil & chalk on paper
Dimensions:
45.8 x 31.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£50,000 ( Total: £165,000; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Daniel Katz Ltd

Lawrence's biographer recorded that the two friends 'used to draw a great deal from the antique statues at night, whilst Mrs Hamilton would read to them either poetry, history or works of the imagination'.

Provenance

Mary Hamilton; by descent in the Denham family; Christie's, 2002; Thomas Williams; Daniel Katz.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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