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Francis Hayman

 (1708 - 1776)
Francis Hayman was active/lived in United Kingdom.  Francis Hayman is known for Rococo style decorative painting, history, portraits, book illustration.

Biography   Francis Hayman


Francis Hayman RA (1708 - 2 February 1776) was an English painter and illustrator who became one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768, and later its first librarian.

Born in Exeter, Devon, Hayman begun his artistic career as a scene painter in London's Drury Lane theatre (where he also appeared in minor roles) before establishing a studio in St Martin's Lane.

A versatile artist influenced by the French Rococo style, he achieved some note during the 1740s through decorative paintings executed for the supper boxes at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens in London. Hayman was also a successful portraitist and history painter.

Combining some of these, he contributed 31 pictures to a 1744 edition of Shakespeare's plays   ...  Displaying 750 of 1765 characters.

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Portrait of Peregrine Bertie, 13th Lord Willoughby de Eresby (1555-1601), full-length, in a black doublet and pantaloons, wearing damascened armour, in a wooded river landscape by a waterfall, with a bridge and a castle beyond
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Portrait of Charles Bedford (1742/3-1814) as a child
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PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, POSSIBLY MR GOODYEAR ST. JOHN, FULL LENGTH, STANDING BY A TABLE, WEARING A GREEN SUIT WITH A WHITE SILK WAISTCOAT
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