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KENT, William (1685 - 1748), Painter, engraver, draughtsman, architect

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KENT, William (1685 - 1748), Painter, engraver, draughtsman, architect

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 1685, in Yorkshire; died 12 April 1748, in London.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, architect. History painting, portraits, architectural views, designs for furniture.

[not available online]William Kent came from a poor family. He was apprenticed to a carriage painter but ran away and set himself up as a portrait painter in London around 1704. He made enough friends to gather

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