Eva, Letitia and the Hamilton Sisters – Class, Gender and Art

Eva, Letitia and the Hamilton Sisters – Class, Gender and Art
Stephen Odlum 2020
pp 108 fully illustrated h/b
€25 ISBN: 978-0-99332-062-0
Hilary Pyle
This book is immediately attractive – it’s full of old photographs and reproductions of paintings, with a sort of family tree. The author had the full cooperation of Charles Hamilton, grandnephew of Eva and Letitia and the current owner of Hamwood, the original Hamilton house of 1779 near Dunboyne in Co Meath. The content is based on Odlum’s MPhil thesis about Letitia Hamilton, with further material gathered from scrapbooks compiled by the sisters and what has been gleaned from individuals who knew them or other sources.

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