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William Weaver

 (1759 - 1817)
William J. Weaver was active/lived in New York, South Carolina / England.  William Weaver is known for itinerant painter, portrait copyist.

Biography   William Weaver


From England, William J. Weaver became an itinerant portrait artist in America after having a career as a copyist in London for the Polygraphic Society from 1784-1792.  He tried to sell his copies in America but did not succeed, so he turned to itinerant portrait painting, which he did along the Eastern seaboard from Nova Scotia to New Bedford, Massachusetts to Charleston, South Carolina.  He also went up the Hudson River to Ontario, likely to Kingston. 

Most of his paintings were bust-length, cabinet size, oil on wood or tin, and are thought to total about forty.  They "were painted with a fluid brush in a graceful, linear manner.  His restrained designs and subtle color harmonies impart a chas   ...  Displaying 750 of 2010 characters.

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