Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Joseph Blackburn

 (- 1778)
Joseph Blackburn was active/lived in Massachusetts, New Hampshire / United Kingdom, England.  Joseph Blackburn is known for portrait-full figure-families, drapery.

Biography  
Joseph Blackburn


Portrait painter Joseph Blackburn was likely born in Great Britain.  His parentage and details of his early life are unknown.  The earliest record of Blackburn as a painter is his arrival in Bermuda in 1752.  During his two-year stay there he painted at least twenty-five portraits for the Pigott, Jones, Harvey, Tucker, Gilbert, and Butterfield families.  A number of these pictures remain on the island in the hands of descendants.

In the best of these, such as Mrs. Thomas Jones, Blackburn exhibited a considerable skill at painting lace and ribbon and other details of dress.  This ability has led some scholars to speculate that he was first trained as a drapery painter in a larger English studio.
  ...  Displaying 750 of 5837 characters.



Subscriber Members, please Sign In for artist biographies and for all services.  Others, full text is available on Fridays.

If you are not currently a member, please See Details about membership, which includes biography access, auction records, and many other features available to our day, month, or yearly Subscriber Members!

•  Access to full biographies
•  Every Friday (in the U.S.)
    Learn more ...