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John Cleveley the Elder

 (c. 1712 - 1777)
John Cleveley, the Elder was active/lived in England.  John Cleveley the Elder is known for ship portraits, dockyard and celebration scene painting.

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John Cleveley, the Elder


JOHN CLEVELEY THE ELDER?
Southwark circa 1712 – 1777 Deptford

John Cleveley the Elder was a highly accomplished painter of ship portraits, dockyard scenes, sea fights and panoramic celebrations of mid-eighteenth century Royal Navy squadrons, the latter sometimes based on compositions by Willem van de Velde the Younger (1633-1707). His style is colourful, meticulous and with a thorough understanding of sea and ships. Despite his talent as an artist, officially he spent his entire career as a shipwright in the royal dockyard at Deptford.

Born around 1712, John was the son of Samuel Cleveley, a joiner of Newington Butts, Southwark. On 3rd November 1726 he was apprenticed to the joiner Thomas Miller, and then worked w  ...  Displaying 750 of 3991 characters.



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About  John Cleveley, the Elder

Born:  c. 1712 - Southwark, England
Died:   1777 - Deptford, England
Known for:  ship portraits, dockyard and celebration scene painting