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KNAPTON, George (1698 - 1778), Painter, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KNAPTON, George (1698 - 1778), Painter, engraver

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 1698, in London; died 1778, in Kensington (London).

Painter, engraver. Portraits, landscapes.

[not available online]George Knapton was a student of Jonathan Richardson. In 1740, he went to Italy and published an illustrated description of the excavations at Herculaneum. He was a member of the Dilettanti Society of London and became Keeper of paintings for the King's Pictures in 1765. With

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