Elizabeth Hamilton, 1757 - 1816. Writer and educationalist
Share

Reference URL

Elizabeth Hamilton, 1757 - 1816. Writer and educationalist about 1812

On Display PORTRAIT GALLERY

  • Scottish Art
Elizabeth Hamilton was a writer whose most successful novel ' The Cottagers of Glenburnie' (1808) drew on her knowledge of life in rural central Scotland. She was very interested in advancing education for women, and helped to found the Female House of Industry in Edinburgh. Raeburn's portrait suggests that we are engaged in a friendly conversation with Mrs Hamilton. She seems to have paused in mid-sentence, with her lips slightly parted, as she absent-mindedly plays with a snuff box

Details

  • Acc. No. PG 1486
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 88.80 x 69.80 cm (framed: 116.00 x 96.20 x 10.00 cm)
  • Credit Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund 1947