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Title

Christ and the woman of Samaria

1792


Artist

William Hamilton

England

1751 - 02 Dec 1801


Details


Date

1792


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

127.4 x 101.8 cm canvas; 144.0 x 118.8 x 10.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.r., "W Hamilton R.A.". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1970


Location

Not on display


Accession number

28.1971


Artist information

William Hamilton

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


Thomas Macklin, circa 1791-29 May 1801, London/England, Commissioned by Macklin. His sale, Coxe, Burrell & Foster, London, 5–10 May 1800, no 59 ('Samaritan woman at the well'), bought in; Macklin's estate sale, Peter Coxe, Burrell & Foster, 27–30 May 1801, 3rd day, 29 May 1801, no 17.

Peter Stuart, pre 1881, Liverpool/England, Elm House, Seaforth, Liverpool, by 1881 (see exhibitions); presumably by descent.

James Nicoll, post 02 Mar 1934, Purchased at Christie's, London, 2 Mar 1934, no 115 ('from a country house in the north of England'). Purchased at this sale by James Nicoll, 6½ gns

Christie's London, 18 Nov 1966, London/England, Purchased at Christie's, London, 18 Nov 1966, no 28, by 'Parks', 70 gns.

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.


Referenced in 19 publications

Bibliography


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, p 17, col illus p 17.

Thomas Sjerrer Ross Boase, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, vol 26, 'Macklin and Bowyer', London, 1963, pp 148–77: p 167.

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

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

Renée Free, Art and Australia, vol 10, no 1, Art Gallery of New South Wales special number, 'European collection', Sydney, Jul 1972, pp 63–74: p 64.

Algernon Graves, A century of loan exhibitions, 1813-1912, 5 vols, London, 1913-1915, vol 4, 1914, p 1951.

Peter Tomory and Robert Gaston, European Paintings before 1800 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1989, p 40, no 46, illus p 40.

Catalogue of the fifth exhibition of pictures, painted for T Macklin, by the artists of Britain, illustrative of the British poets, and the Bible, London, 1792, pp 46–47, no 57.

Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 1971, Sydney, 1971, p 5.

European painting 16th to 19th centuries and Australian painting of the 19th century [in Russian], Moscow, 1979-1980, np, no 6.

Art Gallery of New South Wales trustees' minutes 1979, Sydney, 1979, p 9129 (22 June).

Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 1979, Sydney, 1979, p 22.

Art Gallery of New South Wales trustees' minutes 1971, Sydney, 1971, p 7404 (26 Mar).

Catalogue of a most valuable and truly capital collection of modern paintings, prints, plates and drawings, the property of Mr Macklin, London, 05 May 1800, p 6, no 59.

Catalogue of modern paintings, drawings... which will be sold by auction... by order of the executors of Mr Thomas Macklin deceased, London, 27 May 1801-30 May 1801, p 24, no 17.

Catalogue of a loan collection of oil paintings by British artists born before 1801, Liverpool, 1881, p 28, no 284.

Catalogue of old pictures..., London, 02 Mar 1934, p 17, no 115.

Important English pictures, London, 18 Nov 1966, p 8, no 28.

Art Gallery of New South Wales trustees' minutes 1970, Sydney, 1970, p 7315 (26 June), p 7323 (24 July), p 7324 (24 July), p 7329 (28 Sep).