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FERGUSON, James (1710 - 1776), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
FERGUSON, James (1710 - 1776), Painter

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 1710, near Keith; died 1776, in London.


A self-taught artist, James Ferguson was best known as an astronomer. He earned a living painting miniatures in Edinburgh and England, for a number of years.

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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