Maker: John Hoppner
Felicity Owen and David Blayney Brown
Beaumont, Sir George Howland, seventh baronet (1753–1827), art patron and landscape painter, was born on 6 November 1753, at Dunmow, Essex, the only surviving son of Sir George Beaumont, sixth baronet (1726–1762), landowner, and his wife, Rachel (1717/18–1814), daughter of Michael Howland of ...
Maker: Sir William Beechey
Bourgeois, Sir (Peter) Francis (1756–1811), landscape painter and founder of the Dulwich Picture Gallery, was given to obfuscation and romance where his origins were concerned; but he was born in London, the son of Issac Bourgeois (b. 1707/8), who was of Swiss descent, and his wife, ...
L. H. Cust
revised by Kate Retford
Crone, Robert (c. 1718–1779), landscape painter and collector, was born in Dublin; he is of unknown parentage. He was educated at the Dublin Society Schools under Robert Hunter, Robert West, and Philip Hussey and won prizes in 1748 and 1750. Hussey, a relative, sent him to ...
F. M. O'Donoghue
revised by Annette Peach
James, William (fl. 1760–1771), topographical painter and picture dealer, of whose parents nothing is known, practised in London, residing for some years in Maiden Lane, and later at the Golden Head in May's Buildings, St Martin's Lane. He exhibited with the Incorporated Society of Artists...
J. L. Caw
revised by Mungo Campbell
Wilson, Andrew (1780–1848), landscape painter and picture dealer, was born in Edinburgh, the son of Archibald Wilson and Elizabeth Shields. He trained as an artist in Edinburgh with Alexander Nasmyth and at the Trustees' Academy under the mastership of David Allan. At seventeen he went to ...