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Francis Cotes

 (1726 - 1770)
Francis Cotes was active/lived in United Kingdom, England.  Francis Cotes is known for fashionable portrait painting.

Biography   Francis Cotes


Francis Cotes was born in London, the eldest son of Robert Cotes, an apothecary. He first made his mark as a pastellist in 1748. He trained with the portrait painter George Knapton (1698-1778) before setting up his own studio in his father's business premises in Cork Street, London. Cotes used brighter colours than his master and his work displayed the influence of Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757) and Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-1789). His preferred media were pencil and pastels, in the making of which the knowledge of chemistry he gained in his father's shop was of some assistance. During the 1760s however, Cotes turned his attention to oil painting, and ado   ...  Displaying 750 of 2092 characters.

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Portrait of William Earle Welby (c. 1734-1815), of Denton, Lincolnshire and his first wife, Penelope (1737-1771), playing chess, before a draped curtain
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Portrait of Master Smith, full-length, in a mauve open coat and waistcoat, breeches and a white shirt, his right hand resting on a kite, by a tree in a landscape
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PORTRAIT OF CAPTAIN EDWARD KNOWLES, R.N. (1742-1762)
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