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date: 02 December 2020

Worsdale, Jameslocked

(c. 1692–1767)
  • F. M. O'Donoghue
  • , revised by Arianne Burnette

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Worsdale, James (c. 1692–1767), portrait painter and rake, was the son of a poor colour grinder. He was engaged as a servant to Sir Godfrey Kneller, and subsequently became his apprentice and copyist, but was dismissed for surreptitiously marrying Lady Kneller's niece. In later times he claimed to be the natural son of ...

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