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Browne, Alexander (d. 1706), miniature painter and auctioneer

Antony Griffiths

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/3664

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Browne, Alexander (d. 1706), miniature painter and auctioneer, was also one of the first publishers of mezzotints. Of his parents and education nothing is known. In 1669 he wrote and published his Ars Pictoria, or, An Academy Treating of Drawing, Painting, Limning and Etching...

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Subjects: Drawing and Pastels ; Painting ; Manufacturing ; History of Manufacturing and Construction ; Financial Aspects of Art

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