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JACKSON, William (1730 - 1803), Painter, musician, art writer

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
JACKSON, William (1730 - 1803), Painter, musician, art writer

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 1730, in Exeter; died 12 July 1803.

Painter, musician, art writer.

William Jackson was the son of a shopkeeper. He was dedicated to music and became well known as a music teacher. He is of interest to the art world because of his close friendship with Gainsborough about whom he wrote a small book. He made pleasing landscapes and remarkable copies

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