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JEFFERYS, James (1757 - 1784), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
JEFFERYS, James (1757 - 1784), Painter

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British, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1757, in Maidstone; died 31 January 1784, in London.

Painter. Seascapes.

James Jefferys was the son of a carriage painter. He trained under the engraver Woollett before turning to painting and enrolling at the Royal Academy. In 1773, he began exhibiting at the Society of Artists. In 1774, he won a gold medal. After a four-year stay in Rome, he

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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