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An Assembly of 'Virtuosi'

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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This unfinished work may be related to Gawen Hamilton's celebrated 'Assembly of Virtuosi' of 1735 (National Portrait Gallery). It was etched by Richard Sawyer and published by W. B. Tiffin on 1 May 1829. The etching identifies eight of the fifteen sitters, including the painters Dahl, Laroon, Hamilton himself and Vanderbank, the architect William Kent, the sculptor Rysbrack, the gardener, Charles Bridgeman and an unknown 'Gibbons'.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    61 x 72 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    Presented by Chambers Hall, 1855


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