N05247 JEAN, WIFE OF COLONEL IAN HAMILTON 1896
Inscr. ‘John S. Sargent’ t.l.
Canvas, 51 1/4×36 1/4 (130×92·5).
Presented by General Sir Ian Hamilton, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., D.S.O., 1940.
Coll: Commissioned from the artist.
Exh: R.A., 1896 (129); Copley Hall, Boston, February–March 1899 (23); 100th Anniversary Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, January–March 1905 (433); Fair Women, International Society, May–July 1910 (27); 40th Autumn Exhibition of Modern Art, Liverpool, September 1910–January 1911 (1034); R.A., winter 1926 (328); York, March–May 1926 (28); R.S.A., 1928 (226).
Lit: Downes, 1925, p.164; Charteris, 1927, p.266; Mount, 1955, p.435; McKibbin, 1956, p.100; Mount, 1957, p.344.
Repr: Kunst für Alle, XXIII, 1907–8, p.27; Manson and Meynell, 1927, n.p.
Jean Miller, eldest daughter of Sir John Muir, 1st Baronet of Deanston, Perthshire, married Sir Ian Hamilton in 1887. She died in 1941. Lady Hamilton was noted for her beauty and accomplishments. (See also N05246.)
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II