Show me:
and
Clear all filters

  • 32 items Explore
  • 38 items
  • 25 items Explore
  • 47 items
  • 92 items
  • 3,444 items Explore
  • 89 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 4 items
  • 41 items
  • 10,024 items Explore
  • 209 items Explore
  • 1,211 items Explore
  • 7,426 items Explore
  • 4,912 items Explore
  • 71 items Explore
  • 124 items Explore
  • 9,431 items Explore
  • 13,011 items Explore
  • 4,336 items Explore
  • 41 items
  • 5 items
  • 127 items Explore
  • 2,040 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 4,684 items Explore
  • 24 items Explore
  • 440 items Explore
  • 18,122 items Explore
  • 34 items Explore
  • 1,810 items Explore
  • 960 items Explore
  • 6 items
  • 5,162 items Explore
  • 408 items Explore
  • 29 items
  • 923 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 1 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 8 items
  • 16,818 items Explore
  • 787 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 73 items Explore
  • 33 items
  • 798 items
  • 25 items
  • 61 items
  • 28 items
  • 303 items Explore
  • 6 items
  • 44 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 2 items
  • 134 items
  • 2 items
  • 2 items
  • 109 items Explore
  • 116 items
  • 896 items Explore
  • 834 items
  • 91 items
  • 27 items
  • 7 items
  • 23,897 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 3,291 items Explore
  • 1,507 items Explore
  • 352 items
  • 191 items Explore
  • 7,655 items Explore
  • 8,917 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 1 items
  • 39 items
  • 3 items
  • 4 items
  • 5,732 items Explore
  • 5,411 items Explore
  • 4,029 items Explore
  • 927 items Explore
  • 883 items Explore
  • 3,086 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 312 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 3,168 items Explore
  • 20 items Explore
  • 313 items Explore
  • 726 items Explore
  • 844 items Explore
  • 476 items Explore
  • 1,088 items Explore
  • 1,004 items
  • 89 items
  • 124 items Explore
  • 5,470 items Explore
  • 163 items
  • 311 items
  • 7 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 24 items
  • 58 items
  • 300 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 2,841 items Explore
  • 1,311 items Explore
  • 69 items
  • 43 items
  • 18,408 items Explore
  • 1,099 items Explore
  • 138 items
  • 955 items Explore
  • 28 items
  • 1 items
  • 145 items Explore
  • 18 items
  • 23 items
  • 252 items
  • 311 items
  • 820 items Explore
  • 1,893 items
  • 275 items Explore
  • 2,257 items
  • 2,503 items
  • 6 items
  • 2 items
  • 3 items
  • 3,684 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 29,685 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 3,063 items Explore
  • 192 items Explore
  • 7,404 items Explore
  • 31 items
  • 25 items
  • 724 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 65 items
  • 156 items
  • 52 items
  • 20,098 items Explore
  • 820 items
  • 17 items
  • 2 items
  • 18,994 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 2,000 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 1,021 items Explore
  • 57 items
  • 419 items
  • 3,280 items Explore
  • 82 items
  • 443 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 20 items
  • 90 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 68 items
  • 289 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 4 items
  • 114 items
  • 272 items
  • 764 items
  • 717 items
  • 1 items
  • 341 items Explore
  • 459 items Explore
  • 10,349 items Explore
  • 698 items Explore
  • 5,852 items Explore
  • 19 items
  • 4,982 items Explore
  • 27 items
  • 1 items
  • 5,244 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 3,306 items Explore
  • 9,171 items Explore
  • 6,661 items Explore
  • 183 items
  • 19 items
  • 142 items
  • 7 items
  • 981 items Explore
  • 17 items
  • 3,919 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 4 items
  • 1,022 items Explore
  • 192 items
  • 1 items
  • 3,485 items Explore
  • 28 items
  • 20 items
  • 695 items Explore
  • 17 items
  • 115 items
  • 3,197 items Explore
  • 12,475 items Explore
  • 2,732 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 7,980 items Explore
  • 31 items
  • 1 items
  • 21,326 items Explore
  • 91 items
  • 38 items
  • 12,562 items Explore
  • 3,294 items Explore
  • 1,950 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 162 items
  • 34,318 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 634 items Explore
  • 415 items
  • 21,267 items Explore
  • 195 items
  • 3 items
  • 1 items
  • 16 items
  • 29 items
  • 64 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 216 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 13,560 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 10,108 items
  • 9 items
  • 10 items
  • 13 items
  • 25 items
  • 3,825 items Explore
  • 859 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 195 items
  • 882 items Explore
  • 6 items
  • 42 items
  • 2,057 items Explore
  • 878 items Explore
  • 14 items
  • 1,800 items Explore
  • 135 items
  • 73 items
  • 699 items Explore
  • 2,852 items Explore
  • 38 items
  • 22 items
  • 12 items
  • 9,497 items Explore
  • 20,330 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 1,187 items
  • 170 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 7 items
  • 80 items
  • 1 items
  • 5 items
  • 9,988 items Explore
  • 3,527 items Explore
  • 2,617 items Explore
  • 4,669 items Explore
  • 23 items
  • 57 items
  • 6,345 items Explore
  • 4,029 items Explore
  • 460 items Explore
  • 2,255 items Explore
  • 1,874 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 1,280 items Explore
  • 32 items
  • 216 items Explore
  • 353 items Explore
  • 5,382 items Explore
  • 8,907 items Explore
  • 1,828 items Explore
  • 2,944 items Explore
  • 3,331 items Explore
  • 8,815 items Explore
  • 72 items
  • 11 items
  • 2,513 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 7 items
  • 24 items
  • 51 items
  • 1 items
  • 1,866 items Explore
  • 615 items Explore
  • 62 items
  • 16 items
  • 141 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 73 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 1 items
  • 458 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 1,000 items
  • 3,563 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 8,308 items Explore
  • 47 items Explore
  • 25 items
  • 43 items
  • 3 items
  • 12,984 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 1,017 items Explore
  • 91 items
  • 9,990 items Explore
  • 779 items Explore
  • 2,007 items
  • 5,097 items Explore
  • 21 items
  • 12,336 items Explore
  • 1,338 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 9,539 items Explore
  • 15,959 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 1,681 items Explore
  • 175 items
  • 41 items
  • 5,410 items Explore
  • 7,529 items Explore
  • 48 items
  • 21 items
  • 2 items
  • 59 items
  • 6,879 items Explore
  • 248 items Explore
  • 11 items
  • 4 items
  • 6 items
  • 4 items
  • 104 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 423 items
  • 158 items Explore
  • 7,389 items Explore
  • 45 items
  • 21,475 items Explore
  • 6,554 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 2 items
  • 557 items Explore
  • 325 items
  • 3 items
  • 300 items Explore
  • 10,952 items Explore
  • 54 items
  • 16 items
  • 5 items
  • 4 items
  • 314 items Explore
  • 403 items
  • 172 items
  • 3,305 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 27 items
  • 1,244 items Explore
  • 2,212 items Explore
  • 672 items Explore
  • 20 items
  • 1,070 items Explore
  • 96 items Explore
  • 42 items
  • 253 items Explore
  • 57,883 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 2,628 items Explore
  • 2,596 items Explore
  • 22 items
  • 3,108 items Explore
  • 97 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 15,300 items Explore
  • 5,119 items Explore
  • 7 items
  • 658 items Explore
  • 85 items
  • 468 items
  • 39 items
  • 72 items
  • 29 items
  • 330 items
  • 3 items
  • 42 items
  • 1,067 items Explore
  • 91 items
  • 713 items
  • 46 items
  • 8,381 items Explore
  • 25 items
  • 17 items
  • 1,038 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 52 items
  • 14,292 items Explore
  • 92 items
  • 17 items
  • 1 items
  • 2 items
  • 5 items
  • 302 items
  • 2 items
  • 547 items Explore
  • 1,641 items Explore
  • 830 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 154 items

Select a time period

Or choose a specific year

Clear all filters

Sir Rowland Winn, 5th Bt (1739 - 1785) and his Wife Sabine Louise d'Hervart (1734 -1798) in the Library at Nostell Priory

Hugh Douglas Hamilton RHA (Dublin 1739/40 – Dublin 1808)

Category

Art / Oil paintings

Date

1767

Materials

Oil on canvas

Measurements

1003 x 1257 mm (39½ x 49½ in)

Place of origin

Great Britain

Order this image

Collection

Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire (Accredited Museum)

On show at

Not on show

NT 960061

Caption

Sir Rowland was so proud of his library that he commissioned this painting immediately after it was completed. It shows him with his wife, Sabine, standing before Chippendale’s desk. The painting was hung in their house in St James Square to show off Sir Rowland’s fashionable new library to his London friends.

Summary

Oil painting on canvas, Sir Rowland Winn, 5th Bt (1739 - 1785) and his Wife Sabine Louise d'Hervart (1734 -1798) by Hugh Douglas Hamilton RHA (Dublin 1739/40 – Dublin 1808), 1767. A double portrait of Sir Rowland and his wife whom he married in 1761, as a ‘conversation piece' and an allegory of art, standing in an idealised version of the Library at Nostell Priory. The bust of Venus, Roman Goddess of Love, on the pedestal and the chalk sketch of the same bust on the chair (whose features have been slightly altered to reflect Sabine's), symbolise the beauty of the 5th Baronet's wife and his love for her. Hamilton doubled the width of the Library to create a well proportioned composition. However, he accurately recorded its fittings and original decoration, as well as the famous Chippendale desk. Hugh Douglas Hamilton (1739/40 -1808) was an Irish portrait painter, who moved to London in 1760s. He attracted commissions from the British royal family, as well the English and Irish gentry and aristocracy.The painting was commissioned by the 5th Baronet in 1767, to hang in his London house in St James's Square, and was moved to Nostell in 1785, when the London house was sold. It cost 32 guineas.

Provenance

Commissioned by the 5th Baronet in 1767, to hang in his London house in St James' Square, and was moved to Nostell in 1785; accepted by HM Treasury in lieu of death duties on the estate of Rowland Winn, 4th Baron Oswald (1916 - 1984), 1986

Makers and roles

Hugh Douglas Hamilton RHA (Dublin 1739/40 – Dublin 1808), artist previously catalogued as attributed to Philippe Mercier (Berlin 1689 – London 1760), artist previously catalogued as attributed to Arthur Devis (Preston 1712 – London 1787) , artist

References

Brockwell 1915 Maurice Walter Brockwell, Catalogue of the Pictures and Other Works of Art in the Collection of Lord St Oswald at Nostell Priory, London 1915, no. 45 English Taste in the Eighteenth Century from Baroque to Neo-Classic (exh cat) Royal Academy, London, Winter exhibition, 1955-1956 Coltman 1999 Viccy Coltman, 'Classicism in the English Library: Reading classical culture in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries', Journal of the History of Collections, vol. 11, no.1, 1999, pp.35-50 Laing 2000 Alastair Laing, 'Sir Rowland and Lady Winn: A Conversation Piece in the Library at Nostell Priory' Apollo, April 2000, pp.14-18 Opper 1986 Thorsten Opper, ‘Ancient glory and modern learning: the sculpture-decorated library’, in Kim Sloan (ed), Enlightenment: Discovering the World in the Eighteenth Century, London 2003), p. 61 Todd and Raikes 2004 Christopher Todd and Sophie Raikes, ' Love, Rebellion and Redemption: Three Generations of Women at Nostell Priory' in Ruth Larsen (ed), Maids and Mistresses: Celebrating 300 Years of Women and the Yorkshire Country House, York 2004, p. 77 Hugh Douglas Hamilton (1740-1808): A Life in Pictures (exh cat) National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, 22 November 2008 - 15 February 2009, no. 6

View more details