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Title :

Sir William Hamilton's 'insuperable taste for painting'

Author :
SLOAN, Kim ;
Publication year :
1997
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Examines Hamilton's role in the history of British patronage and connoisseurship by discussing the formative influences of his family at the court of Frederick Prince of Wales and the purchases he made at the great sales held in London in the 1750s. He established a reputation as a collector and connoisseur of paintings in London before he became George III's Envoy to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in 1764. Some of the most important works that he was forced to sell in 1761 are traced. Many of them he bought back soon afterwards and continued to add to a second collection, which he was again forced to sell in 1765. (Appendices transcribe records related to Hamilton's purchases of art in London, as well as locations of works from Hamilton's collections in Italy, sold in 1801). ;
Pagination/Size :
10 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Britanniques ; Collection ; Collectionneurs ; Collections ; Connoisseurship ; Grande-Bretagne ; Hamilton, William, 1730-1803 ; Italie ; Peinture ; 1700-1800 ; 1750-1765 ;
Descriptors :
British ; Collection ; Collections ; Collectors ; Connoisseurship ; Great Britain ; Hamilton, William, 1730-1803 ; Italy ; Painting ; 1700-1800 ; 1750-1765 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Journal of the history of collections, 1997, 9, 2
INIST identifier :
24993258 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0954-6650 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Oxford University Press, Oxford
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;