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VARLEY, John (1778 - 1842), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
VARLEY, John (1778 - 1842), Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 17 August 1778, in Hackney; died 17 November 1842, in London.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman. Landscapes, landscapes with figures, mountainscapes, waterscapes, architectural views.

John Varley had a difficult start in life, having lost his father when he was only 13 years old. He was initially apprenticed to a gold - and silversmith and then worked as a trainee in a

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