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date: 23 October 2019

Nicholson, Francislocked

  • Simon Fenwick


Nicholson, Francis (1753–1844), watercolour painter, was born on 14 November 1753 at Pickering in Yorkshire, the son of Francis Nicholson (d. c.1788), a weaver; his mother, whose name was Jackson, was a Quaker. Nicholson dated his determination to be an artist from seeing a portrait at the age of seven but his father discouraged such '...

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