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Nixon, Jameslocked

(bap. 1741–1812)
  • Arianne Burnette

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Nixon, James (c. 1741–1812), miniature painter, was the son of Robert Nixon, a successful Irish merchant working in Uphall and Tokenhouse, London. He entered the Royal Academy Schools on 17 March 1769. According to Farington he was fifty-one in 1793, but he was said to be seventy-one at his death in 1812. Little is known of his early life or education. A fellow pupil, ...

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