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DOWLING, Robert Hawker (1827 - 1886), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
DOWLING, Robert Hawker (1827 - 1886), Painter

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Australian, 19th century, male.

Born 4 July 1827, in Essex; died 8 July 1886, in London.

Painter. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes with figures, biblical subjects, animals.


Robert Hawker Dowling initially worked as a saddler. He took lessons with Thomas Bock and Frederick Strange and in 1850 he decided to become a professional painter. In 1857 he travelled to London where he joined Leigh's Academy.

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