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LAROON, Marcellus, the Younger (1679 - 1772), Painter, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LAROON, Marcellus, the Younger (1679 - 1772), Painter, draughtsman

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 2 April 1679, in London; died 1 June 1772, in Oxford.

Painter, draughtsman. Genre scenes.

The son and pupil of Marcellus Laroon the Elder, Marcellus the Younger went on visits to Holland and Venice at a very early age. After quarrelling with his father, he became an actor, and then an officer in the English army under Marlborough's command and

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