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Francis Wheatley

 (1747 - 1801)
Francis Wheatley was active/lived in United Kingdom, England, Ireland.  Francis Wheatley is known for portrait, sentimental genre and conversation piece painting.

Biography   Francis Wheatley


The son of a tailor, Francis Wheatley was born in Covent Garden in 1747, and was trained at William Shipley's drawing school, as well as at the newly established Royal Academy Schools. He won several prizes from the Society of Artists during the early phase of his career. His early work consists mainly of portraits and conversation pieces, which recall the manner of Johan Zoffany (1733-1810) and Benjamin Wilson (1721-1788), under whom Wheatley may have studied. John Hamilton Mortimer (1740-1779), his friend and collaborator, also seems to have influenced his work, particularly in the rendering of fabrics.

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Portrait of Richard Ironmonger Troward (1751-1815), small full-length, seated at a table in his office, 22 Norfolk Street, the Strand, in coat and breeches with his hands resting on an open book, a view of the Thames through a window beyond
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A Young Lady Seated Outside a Cottage Mending a Net, with a Young Boy Behind Eating from a bowl, "The Industrious Cottager"
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A Market Scene
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