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Mather Brown

 (1761 - 1831)
Mather Brown was active/lived in Massachusetts / United Kingdom.  Mather Brown is known for portrait, genre, religion, history paintings.

Self-portrait

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MATHER BROWN

Brown (1761-1831), born in Boston, descended from Cotton and Increase Mather.  He started studying under Gilbert Stuart at the age of twelve, then Benjamin Franklin gave him a letter of recommendation for further studies with Benjamin West in London (1781).  West and possibly James Barry strongly urged Brown to pursue history painting.  In 1782 he was admitted as a student to the Royal Academy where he exhibited Portrait of a Gentleman that year and four paintings in the following year.  His earliest known painting is Girl at a Harpsichord (1782; Glasgow Art Gallery), which is still harsh and amateurish.  By 1784 Brown had his own studio and that year he executed Christ in the   ...  Displaying 750 of 4685 characters.

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