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Christopher Steele

 (c.1730 - 1767)
Christopher Steele was active/lived in United Kingdom.  Christopher Steele is known for painting.

Biography   Christopher Steele

The son of a chandler, Christopher Steele initially studied with the marine painter Richard Wright in Liverpool before joining Carle Vanloo’s studio in Paris.  While abroad he acquired the extravagant manner that earned him the sobriquet ‘Count’ Steele.  After his return to England he eventually moved to Kendal where, in 1755, he took George Romney on as an apprentice for four years.  Following his wife's death in 1761 he went to the West Indies, but returned to Egremont in 1767. 

Steele's style reveals a knowledge of Thomas Hudson and other contemporary portrait painters based in London.  Ellis Waterhouse notes that his few signed portraits are 'neat and crisp and of excellent quality' (E.K. Waterho   ...  Displaying 750 of 959 characters.

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