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Dayes, Edward (1763–1804), watercolour painter

Greg Smith

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Dayes, Edward (1763–1804), watercolour painter, was born on 6 August 1763 in London. He was apprenticed to the mezzotinter and miniaturist William Pether and entered the Royal Academy Schools on 6 October 1780. He made his début at the academy in 1786, showing in the next few years a mixture of portraits, miniatures, topographical watercolours, and figure subjects, which set the tone for a wide-ranging career encompassing different media and subject types. In all ...

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