Important American and European Paintings — June 12, 2012 Auction Results

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Lot 27

27: Hamilton Hamilton (American, 1847-1928)
27: Hamilton Hamilton (American, 1847-1928)
27: Hamilton Hamilton (American, 1847-1928)
27: Hamilton Hamilton (American, 1847-1928)

Hamilton Hamilton (American, 1847-1928)

Hamilton Hamilton (American, 1847-1928)

Sierras
1873
Signed and dated and inscribed with title lower right “”Hamilton Hamilton ’73 / Sierras S****”” (indistinct)
Oil on canvas
18 x 29 7/8 inches

Other Notes: Hamilton Hamilton was largely self-taught, however, in 1870; he traveled to Europe studying in Paris. After two years, he returned home opening a portrait studio in 1872. In 1873 he made a sketching trip west to Colorado and spent much of the summer and winter there, completing forty-seven paintings, filled with brilliant and luminous color. Few of these works are known to exist today. His Colorado paintings were chosen for exhibition in the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA. He later turned to impressionism, but his Western Landscapes stood the test of time being his most sought after works.

Estimate: $20,000-40,000

Property of a New Jersey Collection

Price Realized: $74,400