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An image of Christ and the woman of Samaria by William Hamilton

William Hamilton

(England 1751 – 02 Dec 1801)

Christ and the woman of Samaria
circa 1792
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas lined

127.1 x 101.4 cm stretcher; 144.0 x 118.8 x 10.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r., "W Hamilton R.A.". Not dated.
Purchased 1970
Accession number
Not on display
Provenance (5)

Thomas Macklin, circa 1792-29 May 1801, London/England, [dealer] sold by Coxe, Burrell & Foster for Thomas Macklin, 27-30 May 1801 sold 29 May 1801, lot 1. Macklin commissioned the work.

Christie's London, 02 Mar 1934, London/England, lot no. 115

Jas Nicoll, post 02 Mar 1934, Purchased at Christie's London, 2 March 1934, lot no. 115

W. & F.C. Bonham & Sons, Ltd., London, 26 Jun 1967, London/England, Purchased by Agnew's, lot 91

Agnew's, London, 26 Jun 1967-16 Jun 1970, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Agnew's 1970

Bibliography (5)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 17 (colour illus.).

T.S.R. Boase, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 1963, 164.

Patricia Crawford, History and legend in some selected paintings at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1980, 8 (illus.).

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 82 (illus.).

Peter Tomory and Robert Gaston, European Paintings before 1800 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1989, 40 (illus.). 46

Exhibition history (1)

European masters and Australian painting from Australian collections:

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