(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
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.
In his youth Wheatley suffered financia
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