Hamilton, Gavin (1723-1798)

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Gavin Hamilton, Scottish painter and antique dealer, was born in Lanark in 1723 and died in Rome in 1798. From 1748 he spent the greater part of his life in Rome, where became one of the most important representatives of the neoclassic current. He was an expert of ancient marbles and collector, participated in archeological excavations. As a painter he was attracted by historical and mythological subjects. He collaborated in decoration of the palace of Villa Borghese; particular fame obtained his paintings inspired by Homer's poems.

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