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William Beechey

 (1753 - 1839)
William Beechey was active/lived in United Kingdom, England.  William Beechey is known for small scale full-length portrait painting, aristocrats, royalty.

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Sir William Beechey RA (12 December 1753 – 28 January 1839) was an English portrait-painter. He was born at Burford, Oxfordshire, on 12 December 1753, the son of William Beechey and Hannah Read. Both his parents died when he was still quite young, and he and his siblings were brought up by his uncle Samuel.

He was interested in painting from an early age, being admitted to the Royal Academy Schools in 1772, although, according to some accounts, his family intended him to follow his uncle Samuel into a legal career.

In the early part of his painting life Beechey specialised in small-scale full-length portraits. Between 1782 and 1787 he lived in Norwich, and eventually painted four works for the collection of civic portrai   ...  Displaying 750 of 1973 characters.

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Portrait of George Douglas, 16th Earl of Morton, K.T. (1761-1827), full-length, holding a bow, in the dress of the Royal Company of Archers, holding a longbow and a black-plumed white cockaded cap, in Holyrood Park, with Duddingston Loch and Edinburgh Cas
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Portrait of Mirza Abu'l Hassan Khan, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of King George III, kneeling in a red cloak with a blue lining, and a white and red embroidered floral turban, holding a Koran in his right hand
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