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Richard Cosway

 (1742 - 1821)
Richard Cosway was active/lived in England.  Richard Cosway is known for miniature painting, portraits, religion, history, stained drawings.

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"Self Portrait as Rembrandt"

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Richard Cosway was most probably the son of a schoolmaster. He showed a precocious talent for drawing and studied at Shipley's Drawing School in the Strand, where he won several prizes. He attended the Richmond House academy, set up by Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond, where he met Giovanni Battista Cipriani. He first exhibited at the Society of Artists in 1760, showing there again between 1767 and 1779. He also showed at the Free Society of Artists between 1761 and 1766. In 1769 he entered the Royal Academy Schools, becoming an ARA in 1770, when he began to exhibit at the Academy, and RA the following year. In 1781 Cosway married the Anglo-Florentin   ...  Displaying 750 of 3902 characters.

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An important double-sided portrait miniature depicting the four children of Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough (1758-1844) and his wife Henrietta Ponsonby, Countess of Bessborough, née Spencer (1761-1821): Sir John William Ponsonby, Viscount Dunc
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