HAMILTON, Philipp Ferdinand de
(b. ca. 1664, Bruxelles, d. 1750, Wien)

Biography

Scottish painter, born in Brussels, the son of the Scottish still-life painter James Hamilton. He had two brothers, also painters: Karl Wilhelm, called Thistle Hamilton, and Johann Georg. From 1705 he was court painter in Vienna at the court of Emperor Joseph I and his successor Charles VI, and finally of Charles VI's daughter, the Empress Maria Theresa.