(1806 - 1888)
James Eddy was active/lived in Rhode Island. James Eddy is known for engraving, lithography, portraits.
Biography James Eddy
Born on May 29, 1806 in Providence, Rhode Island, he died in Providence on May 18, 1888.
As a boy already, he went to Boston and apprenticed as an engraver,
showing great talent and a love for the arts. Later on, he went
to New York and on to Europe to further his art education and practice.
Eddy realized that there was a market for reproductions of European Old
Master paintings, and he became one of the earliest American importers
of European art on a larger scale. He mainly sold the art work in
larger cities at auction, and became a wealthy man.
After retirement from business, he returned to Providene and built a mansion, which he filled with art treasures.
Two of his children, Sar
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