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RICHARDSON, Jonathan, the Elder (1665 - 1745), Painter, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
RICHARDSON, Jonathan, the Elder (1665 - 1745), Painter, engraver

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British, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1665, in London; died 28 May 1745, in London.

Painter, engraver (etching). Portraits, genre scenes.

[not available online]Jonathan Richardson the Elder studied under Riley, whose niece he married. After four years of study, Richardson embarked on a career as a portraitist, rapidly acquiring a strong reputation until, after the death of his principal rivals Dahl and Kneller, he came

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