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Identifier: anecdotesofpaint00edwa
Title: Anecdotes of painters who have resided or been born in England : with critical remarks on their productions
Year: 1808 (1800s)
Authors: Edwards, Edward, 1738-1806 Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797. Anecdotes of painting in England
Subjects: Painters Artists
Publisher: London : Printed by Luke Hansard & Sons, for Leigh and Sotheby, W.J. and J. Richardson, R. Faulder, T. Payne, and J. White
Contributing Library: Getty Research Institute
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s which at that time formed thecollection at Houghton. He ftudied long in the Royal Academy, and obtained aiilver medal in 1779; and in the year 1780, obtained the goldmedal for the belt hiltorical picture—the Subject of which was,the Cauldron Scene in Macbeth. In 1782 he left England, and went to the Eaft Indies, beinginduced to undertake that voyage by fomre advantageous offers.I11 India he painted many pictures, but his principal under-taking was a large work, representing the Durbar, or Court ofthe Nabob, at Merlhoodabad. Whillt employed on this work, heimprudently expoled himfelf to the night air, to obferve fomeceremonies of the natives, in order to complete a feries of draw-ings begun for that purpole; when he was Suddenly Seized witha complaint, which, in a few days, unfortunately terminatedhis life in the year 1788, at the age of 34. JEREMIAH MEYERS, b. a. Born at Tubingen, in the Duchy of Wirtemburg. He came toEngland when 14 years old, in company with his .father, who was

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jrJlre&er&n / XlOTARD Frederick Zikcke A necdotes of Pain ting. 150 was a painter of fmall fubje6ts, of no great talent. The foilpurfued miniature painting, and ftudied under Zink, who at thattime was defervedly efteemed, particularly for his miniatures inenamel; but Meyers furpafled his matter, in the elegance and guftoof his portraits, a fuperiority, which he acquired by his attentionto the works of Sir Jolhua Reynolds, who, as well as himfelf,was at that time rifing to fame. In the year 1761, the Society for the Encouragement of Artsoffered a premium of twenty guineas for the beft drawing of aprofile of the king, for the purpofe of having a die engravedfrom it, and Meyers obtained the prize. He was afterwards ap-pointed miniature painter to the queen. He wrought both in enamel and water-colours, and had nocompetitor until Mr. Humphry, in the latter procefs, producedfome performances of exquifite merit; but as that gentlemanfoon quitted miniature painting, he left Mr. Meyers

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Date: 2014-07-28 17:10:28

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