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COSWAY, Richard (1742 - 1821), Painter, watercolourist, miniaturist, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
COSWAY, Richard (1742 - 1821), Painter, watercolourist, miniaturist, draughtsman

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1742, in Tiverton (Devon); died 4 August 1821, in London.

Painter, watercolourist, miniaturist, draughtsman. Portraits.

[not available online]Richard Cosway was one of the most celebrated painters of miniatures in England. He went to London when very young and became a pupil of Thomas Hudson. Later he attended Shipley's School, where he became a skilled draughtsman. He

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