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CLENNELL, Luke (1781 - 1840), Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CLENNELL, Luke (1781 - 1840), Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 1781, in Ulgham, near Morpeth (Northumberland); died 1840, in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. History painting, genre scenes, landscapes.

Clennell first studied art with the famous engraver Bewick in 1797. He showed great talent with a pencil and soon developed an equal facility with the paintbrush. He exhibited some canvases, impressing the public with

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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