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Portrait and history painter, and publisher. Born nr Hawarden, Flint, 18 January 1752; died Halliford 27 March 1817. Nephew, and eventually partner and successor to Alderman John Boydel l(1719-1804) who revived the engraving industry in Britain and promoted the Shakespeare Gallery (1786 ff). Entered R A Schools 1769. Enhibited SA(Society of Artists of Great Britain) 1772-79 portraits(several of them small scale whole lengths) and history pictures, and historical drawings in chalk. He also painted seven subjects for the Shakespeare Gallery, but latterly devoted his time to publishing and activity in the City, where he too became an Alderman.
(British 18th Century Painters, Vol II, RRM library)


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