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Most Readily Useful English Painters Born 1700-1800
William Hogarth (1697-1764)
Pioneer figurative painter; president of English portraiture and genre-painting.
Scottish-born portrait painter, formal portraitist to King George III.
Richard Wilson (1714-82)
Pioneer of English landscape painting.
Alexander Cozens (1717-86)
Among the first exclusively landscape painters; noted for monochrome works.
Irish portraitist settled in London; first of the 18th-century miniaturists.
Joshua Reynolds (1723-92)
Grand style portraitist, very first President of London Royal Academy of good Arts.
Finest previously animalier and equestrian horse painter.
Francis Cotes (1725-70)
Follower of Reynolds, noted for his sensitive portraits in cool colours.
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88)
Outstanding portrait and landscape artist.
Johann Zoffany (1733-1810)
Good genre artist, artistic chronicler and portrait singer.
Definitely original portraitist and genre artist, noted for candle-lit moments.
George Romney (1734-1802)
Noted for their sympathetic, charming but mediocre portraits.
John Singleton Copley (1737-1815)
Of Brit moms and dads, initially a portraitist, became an excellent record painter.
Benjamin Western (1738-1820)
Us singer active in London. Second President of Royal Academy.
Tilly Kettle (c.1740-86)
Follower of Reynolds who made a lot of money artwork Princes, Nabobs of Asia.
Richard Cosway (1740-1821)
Greatest English miniaturist artist of this close associated with 18th-century.
John Hamilton Mortimer (1741-89)
Intimate, background artist; lifelong buddy of Joseph Wright.
One of the best Irish musicians and artists in London, noted for his mythological painting executed into the 'grand design'.
Henry Fuseli (1741-1825)
Swiss-born enchanting singer, symbolist artist.
Ozias Humphrey (1742-1810)
Miniaturist, pastel musician, later on Portrait Painter in Crayons to George III.
John Russell (1745-1806)
Miniaturist portrait musician in crayon, pastel, plumbago or lead pencil.
Henry Walton (1746-1813)
Genre artist of elegance and appeal in the way of great Jean Chardin.
John Robert Cozens (1752-99)
Child of Alexander Cozens; the best possible landscape watercolourist of his day.
Thomas Stothard (1755-1834)
Illustrative artist noted for his literary painting and small book-illustrations.
Virtuoso portrait singer, a Scottish Holbein or Van Dyke.
William Blake (1757-1827)
Definitely initial engraver, etcher, watercolourist and illustrator.
John Hoppner (1758-1810)
Portrait artist to Prince of Wales (George IV) despite decreased individuality.
John Opie (1761-1807)
Most commonly known for Portrait regarding the Painter and Portrait of a guy.
Creator of Norwich college of landscape painters, motivated by Hobbema.
President associated with Royal Academy, polished/flashy Regency period portraitist.