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COZENS, Alexander (1717 - 1786), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
COZENS, Alexander (1717 - 1786), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 1717, in Russia; died 23 April 1786, in London.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman. Landscapes.

Alexander Cozens was traditionally said to be the illegitimate son of Peter the Great of Russia and an English woman from Deptford; however, his father was Richard Cozens, a master ship-builder to Peter the Great. He began his studies in London in 1735 and appears to

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