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Hilton, William (1786-1839), painter

Marcia R. Pointon

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/13329
Hilton, William (1786-1839), painter


Hilton, William (1786-1839), painter, was born in Lincoln on 3 June 1786, the son of the japanner and scenery and portrait painter William Hilton (1752-1822) and his wife, Mary (1755-1835). He was renowned as a painter of history and like Benjamin Robert Haydon attempted to turn the taste of English ...

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Subjects: biography ; history

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