History paintings in the Neoclassical style by Scots artist Gavin Hamilton. Living from 1723 to 1798 he mostly painted Greek and Roman subjects. Like all European artists of his time who could remotely afford it, he lived and painted in Rome.

"Priam Pleading with Achilles for the Body of Hector." Engraved in 1775.
“Priam Pleading with Achilles for the Body of Hector.” Engraved in 1775. Collection of the Tate Gallery, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/hamilton-priam-pleading-with-achilles-for-the-body-of-hector-t00864
"Achilles Lamenting the Death of Patroclus." 1760-63.
“Achilles Lamenting the Death of Patroclus.” 1760-63. Oil on canvas. Collection of the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hamilton_Achilles_Patroclus.jpg
"James Dawkins and Robert Wood Discovering the Ruins of Palmyra." 1758.
“James Dawkins and Robert Wood Discovering the Ruins of Palmyra.” 1758. Oil on canvas. Photo credit © Antonia Reeve. Collection of the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/48550/james-dawkins-and-robert-wood-discovering-ruins-palmyra?search=Gavin%20Hamilton&search_set_offset=30

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