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WILSON, Benjamin (1721 - 1788), Painter, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
WILSON, Benjamin (1721 - 1788), Painter, engraver

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 1721, in Leeds; died 6 June 1788, in London.

Painter, engraver. Portraits.

Benjamin Wilson went to London at a very early age in minor employment and studied painting during his leisure time. He had help from Dr Berdmore, Hudson, Hogarth and Lambert. He worked in Ireland from 1748 to 1750. He then returned to London and was for a short

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