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KNIGHT, John Prescott (1803 - 1881), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KNIGHT, John Prescott (1803 - 1881), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 1803, in Stafford; died 26 March 1881, in London.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman. Portraits, genre scenes.

John Prescott Knight was the son of the performer Edward Knight. Initially planning a career in trade, he began with a trader in colonial products. With time on his hands after his employer went bankrupt, he started to copy drawings by West to busy

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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