William Hamilton, 1834 - Alexander Masterton and His Wife and Children - fine art print

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Summary of the product

"Alexander Masterton and His Wife and Children" was created by the painter William Hamilton in 1834. The version of the work of art was made with the size: 64 x 80 in (162,56 x 203,2 cm) and was crafted with the technique of oil on canvas. Besides, the artpiece is in the the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's digital art collection located in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. We are pleased to state that this public domain artpiece is being included with courtesy of Los Angeles County Museum of Art (www.lacma.org).: . Moreover, alignment of the digital reproduction is in landscape format and has a ratio of 4 : 3, which means that the length is 33% longer than the width. The painter William Hamilton was an artist from the United Kingdom, whose style was mainly Rococo. The British painter lived for 50 years - born in the year 1751 in Chelsea, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom, neighborhood and passed away in the year 1801.

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In the dropdown lists right next to the product offering you can select your favorite material and size. The following sizes and materials are the options we offer you for individualization:

  • Poster (canvas material): Our poster is a UV printed cotton canvas with a slight finish on the surface, which resembles the actual masterpiece. Please bear in mind, that depending on the absolute size of the canvas poster print we add a white margin between 2-6cm around the print, which facilitates the framing with your custom frame.
  • Metal print (aluminium dibond): These are metal prints on aluminium dibond material with an outstanding effect of depth - for a modern impression and a non-reflective surface. For the Direct Print On Aluminum Dibond, we print the favorite artpiece on the aluminium white-primed surface. Colors are bright and luminous, fine details of the print appear clear and crisp.
  • Acrylic glass print: An print on acrylic glass, which is often labelled as a UV print on plexiglass, makes your favorite original into great décor. Above all, it is a distinct alternative to aluminium and canvas prints. Our real glass coating protects your custom fine art print against light and heat for many years.
  • Canvas print: A canvas print is a printed canvas stretched on a wooden stretcher. The great advantage of canvas prints is that they are relatively low in weight. This means, it is easy to hang your Canvas print without the use of extra wall-mounts. That is why, a canvas print is suitable for all kinds of walls.

Legal disclaimer: We try everything to describe the products as closely as possible and to illustrate them visually on the various product detail pages. Nonetheless, some colors of the printing material, as well as the printing might vary marginally from the representation on your screen. Depending on the screen settings and the condition of the surface, not all color pigments are printed 100% realistically. Considering that all are printed and processed manually, there might also be slight deviations in the motif's size and exact position.

Article information

Product categorization: art copy
Method of reproduction: digital reproduction
Production technique: UV direct print
Product Origin: manufactured in Germany
Type of stock: production on demand
Product use: wall gallery, wall décor
Alignment: landscape alignment
Aspect ratio: 4 : 3
Interpretation of image ratio: the length is 33% longer than the width
Available choices: canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) variants: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) sizes: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Poster print (canvas paper) options: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Aluminium print (aluminium dibond material) options: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Picture frame: not included

Artpiece details

Name of the artpiece: "Alexander Masterton and His Wife and Children"
Classification: painting
Category: modern art
Time: 19th century
Year of creation: 1834
Age of artwork: more than 180 years old
Medium of original artwork: oil on canvas
Original artwork dimensions: 64 x 80 in (162,56 x 203,2 cm)
Museum / location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Location of museum: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Website of the museum: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
License of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (www.lacma.org)

Contextual artist data

Name: William Hamilton
Also known as: Hamilton R.A., hamilton w., Hamilton William ii, Hamilton, W. Hamilton, William Hamilton, W. Hamilton R.A., Hamilton William, wm hamilton, Hamilton William II, William Hamilton R. A., William Hamilton R.A., W. Hamilton R. A., Sir William Hamilton
Gender: male
Nationality of artist: British
Professions: painter
Country: the United Kingdom
Classification: modern artist
Styles of the artist: Rococo
Died at the age of: 50 years
Year born: 1751
Born in (place): Chelsea, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom, neighborhood
Year of death: 1801
Deceased in (place): London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

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Original information about the artwork from the museum (© - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - www.lacma.org)

Notes from the Curator: William R. Hamilton’s Alexander Masterton and His Wife and Children is a charming and rare example of the conversation piece in early American art. Most fully developed in 18th-century Britain, the conversation piece was a specific type of group portrait that usually depicted a family involved in some everyday activity. The Museum’s conversation piece is unusual for its large scale and the incorporation of landscape and genre painting into portraiture. Its presence in the 19 th-century American art gallery adds a new dimension to the Museum’s collection. When the Scottish-born William Hamilton arrived in this country in the early 1830s, he brought with him this tradition and used it to demonstrate his talent at the annual exhibitions of the National Academy of Design. His 1833 exhibits included an elaborate group portrait of the James Wotherspoon family; so impressive was the painting that Hamilton was elected an Associate member of the esteemed institution – a great honor for someone new to the New York art scene. The dearth of conversation pieces in American art is surprising since such family portraits reflected the mores of the rising middle class. The majority of the country’s artists until Hamilton ’s era created modest bus-and half-length depictions of single figures. Due to the expense full-length portraits were primarily the domain of public, commemorative commissions, while group portraits often appealed to private patrons, who were usually wealthy and prominent men. Alexander Masterton accumulated a fortune as one of the country’s major architect-builders, responsible for the construction of the Bank of the United States , the New York Customs House, and many other important public and private buildings in the Greek Revival style. His marble-quarrying firm was so successful that he could afford to buy a country home in Bronxville and to commission this elaborate portrait, two major status symbols of the period. Masterton may have actually brought Hamilton to this country, for he, like the artist and most of Hamilton ’s other sitters, was Scottish-born. Hamilton ’s group portraits were known for their outdoor locales and inclusion of picturesque detail. Prior to Hamilton ’s arrival, only Ralph Earl, working in late 18th-century Connecticut, repeatedly incorporated landscapes into his portraits. The setting of the Museum’s painting may have been Masterton’s Bronxville estate, for the portrait remained there with the family until the mid-1980s. Hamilton presented the Masterton family dressed in their Sunday best, enjoying simple country pleasures: the two youngest children remain under the protection of their parents, while the older sons fish, and the family dog takes a nap. The verdant green foliage, garland of flowers, and spacious forest glade all suggest a comfortable life of prosperity and leisure. Ilene Susan Fort. “Recent Acquisition.” At The Museum 31 (March 1993): 12.

Notes from the Contributor: Painting by William Hamilton (Museum: Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

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