William Hamilton RA (Chelsea 1751 – London 1801)
Art / Oil paintings
circa 1775 - 1778 (recorded)
Oil on canvas
2240 x 3200 mm
Place of origin
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Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
Oil painting on canvas, Classical Ruins by William Hamilton RA (Chelsea 1751 – London 1801). One of a set of four paintings of classical ruins with figures in architectural ornate frames. To the left a large ruined temple with two Corinthian columns to the left and a large ornate arch, centre, which is covered in foliage, through the arch can be seen a small bridge spanning a river which can be seen on the right; behind the river on the right is a large house; in the temple to the left is an altar on which is the statue of a seated female figure, its back to spectator, a woman and a baby sit at the right side of the foot of the altar talking to a man with a basket; in front of the altar is a group of bacchanalian figures.
Overdoors recorded in Saloon by Bray in 1778; and thence by descent until purchased in 1987 by the National Trust from Francis Curzon, 3rd Viscount Scarsdale (1924-2000).
Kedleston Hall, The Scarsdale Collection (acquired with the help of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and transferred to The National Trust in 1987)
Makers and roles
William Hamilton RA (Chelsea 1751 – London 1801), artist