Benjamin Robert Haydon
(1786 - 1846)
Benjamin Robert Haydon was active/lived in England. Benjamin Haydon is known for academic history painting.
Biography Benjamin Robert Haydon
Benjamin Robert Haydon was an English historical painter and writer. He was born in Plymouth, England. His mother was the daughter of the Rev. Benjamin Cobley, rector of Dodbrooke, near Kingsbridge, Devon. Her brother, General Sir Thomas Cobley, was renowned for his part in the siege of Ismail. Benjamin's father, a prosperous printer, stationer and publisher, was well known in Plymouth.
Haydon, an only son, at an early date showed an aptitude for study, which was carefully fostered by his mother. At the age of six he was placed in Plymouth grammar school, and at twelve in Plympton Grammar School, the same school where Sir Joshua Reynolds had received most of his education. On the ceiling of the school-room was a sketch by Reynolds i
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