William J 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 J. 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
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