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John Greenhill

(1642—1676) portrait painter


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(b Orchardleigh, nr. Frome, Somerset, 14 July 1642; d London, 19 May 1676). English portrait painter. He was Lely's outstanding pupil and ‘one of the few British-born painters of this age who showed real promise’ (Ellis Waterhouse), but he led a dissipated life and died young. There are several examples of his work, including a self-portrait, in Dulwich Picture Gallery, London.

From The Oxford Dictionary of Art in Oxford Reference.

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