Portrait of Mary Hamilton, the wife of Lawrence's artist friend and neighbour William Hamilton.
Mary Hamilton by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1789
© British Museum
- Pencil & chalk on paper
- 45.8 x 31.2 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £50,000 ( Total: £165,000; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
- 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'.
Mary Hamilton; by descent in the Denham family; Christie's, 2002; Thomas Williams; Daniel Katz.