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WRIGHT, John Michael (1617 - 1694), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
WRIGHT, John Michael (1617 - 1694), Painter

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British, 17th century, male.

Born 1617, in Scotland; died 1694, in London.


John Michael Wright was a pupil of George Jamesone in Edinburgh. He travelled to England and then to Italy. In 1648 he was named a member of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome. On his return to England in 1656 he held a place, alongside Peter Lely, as a court portrait painter. However,

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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