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image P147

William Hamilton RA (1751 - 1801)

The Landing of Richard II at Milford Haven


Oil on canvas

Height: 79.4cm
Width: 55.9cm

Museum number: P147

Provenance help-art-provenance

William Hamilton painted this for Alderman Boydell's 'Shakespeare Gallery', opened in 1789; this work is not listed in the 1793 catalogue of the contents of the Shakespeare Gallery so must have been painted between that date and when it was engraved for Boydell in 1800; it was purchased by Soane at the sale of the Shakespeare Gallery at Christie's 1805.


Soane, Description, 1830, p.15
Soane, Description, 1835, p.20
Susan Feinberg Millenson, Sir John Soane's Museum, 1987, p.79
Thornton and Dorey, Miscellany, 1992, p.126
New Description, 2007, pp. 30 and 98

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk