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Mortimer, John Hamilton (1740-1779), painter and etcher

John Sunderland

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/19349

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Mortimer, John Hamilton (1740-1779), painter and etcher, was born on 17 September 1740 in Eastbourne, Sussex, the fifth and youngest child of Thomas Mortimer (1697-1774), a mill owner and customs officer, and his wife, Catherine, née Smith (d. 1746). Little is known of Mortimer's childhood. According to Joseph Farington's diary ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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