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Hoppner, John

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI:
Hoppner, John

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 25 April 1758, in London; died 23 January 1810, in London.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver. Portraits, landscapes.

John Hoppner's mother was a servant of German origin in the service of the royal family, as was her husband. It was said that Hoppner was the illegitimate son of George III, and he was not inclined to discourage such speculation. He was a chorister in the king's chapel. Showing a remarkable talent for drawing from a young age, and this being brought to the attention of the king, he was admitted to the Royal Academy Schools in ...

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