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date: 17 May 2021

Wright, John Maseylocked

(1777–1866)
  • Simon Fenwick

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Wright, John Masey (1777–1866), watercolour painter, was born on 14 October 1777 in Pleasant Row, Penton Place, Pentonville, London. The son of an organ builder, the infant Wright had a remarkable ear for music and astonished listeners by his extempore playing. He was apprenticed to another organ builder but he was dismissed for making sketches on the organ pipes. Subsequently he worked for ...

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