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date: 03 April 2020

Wales, Jameslocked

  • J. L. Caw
  • , revised by Douglas Fordham


Wales, James (1747–1795), portrait painter and archaeological draughtsman, was born in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. He moved early in his life to Aberdeen, where he was educated at Marischal College. It was there that he also began painting modest portraits on tin plates. Apparently self-taught, ...

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A. Graves, (1907); facs. edn (1969)
British Museum, London
Yale University, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut