Elizabeth Gunning (1733 - 90) was a renowned beauty and married the 6th Duke of Hamilton after a whirlwind romance in 1752.
Elizabeth Gunning, Duchess of Hamilton by Gavin Hamilton, 17521753
© Scottish National Portrait Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 239 x 145.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £75,000 ( Total: £603,036; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- The Lennoxlove Trust
She was painted by other artists including Ramsay and Reynolds, but this portrait is the defining image of her and became well known through an engraving published in 1753. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.
Commissioned by the 6th Duke of Hamilton; part of the Hamilton collection by descent; The Lennoxlove Trust.