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Penny, Edward (1714-1791), portrait, historical, and genre painter

Robert Edmund Graves and Teri J. Edelstein

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/21879

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Penny, Edward (1714-1791), portrait, historical, and genre painter, was born at Knutsford, Cheshire, on 1 August 1714, and was baptized on 15 August, one of the twin elder sons of Robert Penny (1687-1738), surgeon, and Clare (1683-1760), daughter of William Trafford of Swythamley, Staffordshire. Many in his family had pursued ...

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Subjects: biography ; history

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