Item 001/97 - Walter Hamilton by Philip Lambe

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GB 2014 WS-03-PIC-001/97


Walter Hamilton by Philip Lambe


  • 1957 (Creation)

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1 item, Oil on canvas

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Biographical history

Lambe, Philip Agnew, brother of John Lawrence Penrose Lambe (q.v.); b. Feb. 23, 1897; adm. Sept. 22, 1910 (R); left Dec. 1913; served in Great War I; Sub-Lieut. R. N. V. R. May 3, 1916; invalided; Trinity Hall, Camb., B.A. 1932; M.A. 1947; an artist; Gold Medallist, Paris Salon; served in the Navy in both Great Wars; painted the portrait of Walter Hamilton, Head Master, 1957; m. 1955, Zoe Violetta Lane, of New Zealand; d. 1968.

Archival history

Painted for the Elizabethan Club, who presented it on 9th October 1957 to Hamilton, who presented it to the school.

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Scope and content

Half-length portrait of Hamilton standing; he wears black academic dress and academic gown; his head and body are turned slightly to the left; he holds an open book. In 2001, his wife is reported to have said that this was a poor likeness.

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Access to collection items is granted to bona-fide researchers, by prior appointment, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including Data Protection.

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A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the item. Copies are supplied in accordance with Westminster School

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35" x 28"

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Westminster School Archive

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  • English


  • Latin


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