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PURCELL, Richard (1736 - 1766), Engraver (mezzotint)

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
PURCELL, Richard (1736 - 1766), Engraver (mezzotint)

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British, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1736, in Dublin; died c. 1766, in London.

Engraver (mezzotint).

[not available online]Richard Purcell studied in Dublin under John Brooks and initially worked in Dublin, engraving from originals by other artists. He subsequently moved to London where he eked out a living engraving copies of originals by Reynolds, Coker, Romney, Frye and other leading artists. He died in poverty before he

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