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Rippingille, Edward Villierslocked

(c. 1790–1859)
  • Francis Greenacre

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Rippingille, Edward Villiers (c. 1790–1859), genre and portrait painter, is recorded in early dictionaries as having been born in 1798 the son of a farmer of King's Lynn in Norfolk. However, the poet John Clare, a close friend of Rippingille in the 1820s, recalled that in 1807 or 1808 he had seen a bookseller's window full of the artist's pictures in ...

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