About this artwork

James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton, was a noblemen who followed James VI to London when he became James I of England and settled there, leaving his wife in Scotland to run his estates. A collector of Italian paintings and an elegant dancer much in demand at Court masques, Hamilton was a close friend and adviser of the King, who made him Lord Steward of the Royal Household. This picture is one of several copies of the original painted by Daniel Mytens.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton, 1589 - 1625. Statesman
  • date created:
    1622
  • after:
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    206.40 x 129.50 cm (framed: 355.60 x 238.76 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Mrs Nisbet Hamilton Ogilvy of Biel 1921
  • accession number:
    PG 1056
  • gallery:
  • depicted:
  • subject:
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