Hamilton, Hugh Douglas (1740 - 1808)
Portrait of a Young Man. Pastels. Signed and dated, 1775. Provenance: 'Mrs Oppenheim', 1903; thence by descent until 2016. 10.25x8 inches. Framed: 15x12.75 inches.


Hamilton was greatly admired for the outstanding quality of his draughtsmanship in pastels, but also for his ablity to engage with his sitters and comunicate more than just a likeness. So, while the identity of this young man remains a mystery, his sympathetic personality is brilliantly conveyed.

This work appears in the Exhibition: BRITISH WORKS ON PAPER 2024