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STUART, James (1713 - 1788), Painter, draughtsman, architect, medallist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
STUART, James (1713 - 1788), Painter, draughtsman, architect, medallist

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 1713, in London; died 2 February 1788, in London.

Painter, draughtsman, architect, medallist, engraver (burin).

James 'Athenian' Stuart first painted fans before studying architecture. Though he had no source of income, he left for Italy, travelling on foot, and painting portraits on the way to earn a living, finally making it to Rome. After studying antiquities in depth he

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