324 Hamilton Hamilton -Winter Camp

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This item SOLD at 2018 Apr 07 @ 15:40UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Category Art
Auction Currency USD
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Winter Camp
Artist: Hamilton Hamilton
Date of Birth: 1847-1928
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 16 x 22 inches
Signed: Signed lower left and dated 1879
Frame/Outer Dim: 26 x 32 x 4.5
Hamilton Hamilton was of Scottish ancestry, though he was born in England. When he was young, his parents emigrated to the United States and settled near Norwalk, Connecticut. His parents did not at first share his interest in art, though they did come round and help send him to Europe to study in 1870. After two years he returned home and opened a studio. The following year, 1873, Hamilton traveled to Colorado to sketch and paint. The works he produced there and thereafter brought him his greatest fame when some were selected for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. Hamilton continued to travel widely, eventually opening a studio in New York where he befriended Moran, Chase, and other American artists. The story in Winter Camp is deceptively simple. After your eye follows the track that leads to the man turning out the horses, you take in the second man who sets up the tent and gets the fire going in the shelter of the trees. Just a sliver of a waning crescent moon shines in the clearing clouds of the late light sky. As usual with Hamilton’s work, it’s all about the pink and lemon light, the purples and dark greens. This luminous scene spites winter, and is wholly benevolent.