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