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Elizabeth Duchess Hamilton Brandon Argyll portrait engraving mezzotint

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Elizabeth Duchess of Hamilton and Brandon, and Argyll


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Original antique portrait print


Elizabeth Gunning (1734-1790) was a famous Irish beauty, and had married the 6th Duke of Hamilton in 1752. Later widowed she married John Campbell, the future 5th Duke of Argyll. Queen Charlotte was jealous of the king's admiration for her. Catherine Read was a London portrait artist of Scottish descent. In an age dominated by men she specialized in portraits of women. Publication line states it was published in 1770 but this is a Boydell republished state circa 1800.

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artist John Finlayson (circa 1730-circa 1776) after Catherine Read (1723-1778
method Mezzotint
date C1800
size 505mm by 355mm (platemark)