Maggie Hamilton (1892-1893). James Guthrie (Scottish, 1859-1930). Oil on canvas. Glasgow Museums.

Maggie Hamilton (1867-1952) was a talented embroiderer and painter of flowers and still lifes. In Guthrie’s portrait of the artist Hamilton, wearing an elegant walking outfit, standing with hand on her hip, cane in hand, cuts a fashionable and confident figure. This was the woman who continued to exhibit after her marriage in 1897 as M. HAMILTON, although reviewers pointedly referred to her as Mrs A. N. Paterson.