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John Wollaston

 (1710 - 1775)
John Wollaston was active/lived in New York, South Carolina / United Kingdom.  John Wollaston is known for portrait-aristocrats.

Biography   John Wollaston


A painter of nearly 300 portraits, John Wollaston is regarded as a major influence on Colonial painters John Hesselius, Benjamin West and Matthew Pratt.  He painted large canvases, usually three-quarter length figure, that flattered his subjects in classical style with richly rendered clothing.  He is credited with leaving an extensive record, through his portraits, of practically every leading aristocrat of colonial America including Martha Washington.

His birthplace is unknown, but it is thought that his father, also John Wollaston, was either a portrait painter a painter of drapery, meaning clothing and backdrops for portrait painters. 

In 1733, he was living in London, and some of his paintings   ...  Displaying 750 of 1322 characters.

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Portrait of Charles Carroll of Duddington and Mrs. Carroll (Mrs. Ignatius Diggers): A Pair of Portraits
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PORTRAIT OF THOMAS WILLING
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MRS. PONTIUS STELLE
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