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BEECHEY, William (1753 - 1839), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BEECHEY, William (1753 - 1839), Painter

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 12 December 1753, in Burford; died 28 January 1839, in Hampstead (London).

Painter. Portraits.

William Beechey trained as a lawyer before entering the Royal Academy Schools in 1772 where he studied under Johann Zoffany. He busied himself with making copies fo the work of Joshua Reynolds whose studio he most likely attended. He featured regularly at exhibitions between 1776

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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