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Humphrey, Ozias

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00091100
Humphrey, Ozias

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 8 September 1742, in Honiton (Devon); died 9 March 1810, in London.

Painter, miniaturist, pastellist, draughtsman. Portraits.

Ozias Humphrey displayed a talent for drawing while still very young. He went to London and on the advice of Sir Joshua Reynolds went to study in St Martin's Lane School. The death of his father obliged him to return home after two years. He then became a pupil of the miniaturist Samuel Collins in Bath. When Collins moved to Dublin, Humphrey took over his clientele, but this did not last long as Reynolds encouraged him to go and settle in London....

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Subjects: Painting ; 19th-Century Art ; 18th-Century Art

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