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Karl Wilhelm of Hamilton 17th/18th century - Peony bullfinch
Ref : 87591
7 000 €
Period :
17th century
Dimensions :
l. 8.27 inch X H. 13.19 inch
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Karl Wilhelm of Hamilton 17th/18th century - Peony bullfinch

Karl Wilhelm of Hamilton (1668-1754).
Peony bullfinch.
Watercolor on vellum.
Late 17th or early 18th century.

Carl Wilhelm de Hamilton belonged to a famous Brussels painter’s family of Scottish origin, whose members worked as court painters in Central Europe. He specialised in forest floor still lifes, hence his sobriquet “Thistle Hamilton”.

De Hamilton was influenced by the Dutch painter Otto Marseus van Schrieck (1619/20 – 1678) who had invented this new subject in painting: so-called forest floors or nature pieces. These were accurate depictions of a micro-cosmos of wild flowers and thistles, butterflies, insects, frogs, toads and even snakes.

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17th Century Oil Painting