HAMILTON, DAVID #
- Born: 1768 Died: 1843
Architect of Glasgow, for whom see Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn., 2008) 470, and Dictionary of Scottish Architects, www.scottisharchitects.org. David Hamilton is probably the 'Mr Hamilton' who was one of the entrants in the competition for the Wellington Testmonial, Dublin, of 1813-1815.(1) His design, like ROBERT SMIRKE' s winning entry, was for an obelisk and was one of the six proposals to be short-listed. David Hamilton had designed a monument to Nelson for Glasgow in 1806 which was also in the form of an obelisk.
(1) John Leslie Foster, A letter on the fittest style and situation for the Wellington Trophy about to be erected in Dublin (1815), 5. The tone of Foster's references to Hamilton suggest that Hamilton was a well-established architect.
1 work entries listed in chronological order for HAMILTON, DAVID #
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHOENIX PARK, WELLINGTON TESTIMONIAL|
|Nature:||'Mr Hamilton' a short-listed entrant in Wellington Testimonial competition with design for an obelisk.|
|Refs:||NLI PF 20 (AD 1927?); Irish Architectural Drawings (exhibition catalogue,1965), 9 (no. 22); John Leslie Foster, A letter on the fittest style and situation for the Wellington Trophy about to be erected in Dublin (1815), 5; Warburton, Whitelaw & Walsh, History of Dublin (1818), II, 1106|