Elected ARSA: 10 November 1886 

James Hamilton, A.R.S.A, Born in Kilsyth in 853. He was admitted as a student of the Life School in 1874. and in the following year exhibited for the first time in the Annual Exhibition of the Academy.


He painted chiefly incidents connected with Highland life and history ; and occasionally landscape and genre-subjects. “Refugees of Glencoe,” “Leaving the mountains to follow Prince Charlie,” and “ Annet Lyle,” are among his most successful works. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1886, He died in Edinburgh on the 27th December 1894.


Transcribed from the 1894 RSA Annual Report

Further Images

James Hamilton ARSA (1853-94), A Tale of the '45

Oil on canvas,1893, 35.5 x 51.1cm

Bequeathed Rev Dr J Arnott Hamilton (1960) 1992.088