painter, court painter
English, German, South Netherlandish
Brussels 1640
before 1640; Lanarkshire, Scotland or Brussels (Saur 2010)
Aschaffenburg 1712-07/1712-07-20
buried 10 July 1712 in Aschaffenburg (Fußbahn 2010)
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possibly elder brother or cousin of James de Hamilton; father of Johann Georg de Hamilton
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  • Brussel
    probably trained in Brussels
  • Düsseldorf 1659 - 1660
    Philipp Wilhelm was a godfather to his son's baptism in 1659 in the St Lambertus kirche (Levin 1905, p. 157); probably employed as portrait painter by Philipp Wilhelm (Gerson 1942/1983, p. 246, note 3)
  • Kleef 1661 - 1669
    court painter of Brandenburg in Cleves and Potsdam from 1661 on (Galland 1893; Seifertová/Sevcík 1997)
  • Potsdam 1661 - 1669
  • Wenen 1670
  • Hannover 1672 - 1674
    at the court in Hannover
  • Kassel (Hessen) 1675
    worked for the Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
  • Wenen 1677
    possibly, if identical to a painter who portrayed Empress Leonora (Thieme/Becker)
  • München 1683 - 1695
    at the court from 1683 until 1689
  • Augsburg 1701 - 1702
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
still life, forest still life, game piece (still life), landscape (as genre), animal painting (genre), trompe-l'oeil (still life)
oil paint
Creation date: 1990-11-05; Last modified date: 2021-06-29


Stefan Bartilla 21 June 2021
Franz de Hamilton died 1712 in Aschaffenburg.
Markus Lörz, Karl Wilhelm Hamilton und seine Tierstudien im Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Kunsthalle Karlsruhe. In: Holger Jacob-Friesen (red.) Von Schönheit und Tod. Tierstillleben von der Renaissance bis zur Moderne. Kunsthalle Karlsruhe 2011. Heidelberg/Berlin 2011, p. 81–91, here p. 84, with reference to: Heinrich Fußbahn: Der Barockkünstler Franz de Hamilton in Aschaffenburg. In: Aschaffenburger Jahrbuch für Geschichte, Landeskunde und Kunst des Untermaingebietes, vol. 28, Aschaffenburg 2010, p. 333. I could not consult this article.
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