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Alexander, Francesca

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00002689
Alexander, Francesca

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American, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 27 February 1837, in Boston (Massachusetts); died 21st January 1917, in Florence, Italy.

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Esther Frances Alexander, daughter of Francis Alexander, moved to Florence with her family at the age of 16. She met John Ruskin in 1882 who became an ardent supporter of her work, and christened her Francesca. In ...

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Subjects: Painting ; 20th-Century Art ; 19th-Century Art ; Art of the United States

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