James Hamilton

English, South Netherlandish
Murdieston 1640
c. 1640
Brussels 1720
c. 1720
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probably the brother of Franz de Hamilton; father of Carl Wilhelm, Johan Georg and Philip Ferdinand Hamilton
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Biographical information
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  • Edinburgh
    He worked as a portrait artist in Edinburgh before he came to the mainland (Halsby 1998, p. 92).
  • Duitsland
    he painted still-lifes in Germany and Brussels (Halsby, 1998, p. 92).
  • Brussel 1664 - 1720
    He was already in Brussels, when his fist son was born in 1664 (Van der Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 99).
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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.
portrait, flower piece, fruit piece, game piece (still life), bird scene
Mentioned as painter of flower- and fruit still-lifes; the signature and date on a trompe-l'oeil in Edinburgh is proved false, while the hunting still-life of very mediocre quality is now attributed to Cornelis Biltius: this means that no works are being attributed to this master with any certitude (Van der Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 99).
oil paint
Creation date: 1990-11-05; Last modified date: 2020-10-28


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