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