Commemoration of the XIth October MDCCXCVII [The Battle of Camperdown]

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    Robert Smirke was born in Wigton, Carlisle. He was brought to London by his father in 1766 and apprenticed to a coach painter named Bromley. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1772 and exhibited at the Academy from 1786 to 1800, in 1805 and in 1815. He became an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1791 and a full Royal Academician two years later. Smirke specialised in unusually small scale scenes from literary or theatrical subjects, and his works are often humorous. His radical and revolutionary opinions led George III to bar his appointment as Keeper of the Royal Academy in 1804. The artist died at the age of 92 at his home in Osnaburgh Terrace, near Regent's Park, London.
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    Duncan, Adam, Viscount DuncanOnslow, Sir Richard, 1st BaronetTrollope, Sir HenryInglis, JohnKnight, Sir JohnFairfax, Sir William GeorgeByard, Sir ThomasDrury, William O'BrienWells, Josiah RobertBurgess, Richard RundlePhilips, JohnWalker, JamesHotham, Sir WilliamBligh, WilliamGregory, GeorgeMitchell, Sir AndrewO'Bryen, EdwardEssington, Sir William
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    Commemoration of the XIth October MDCCXCVII [The Battle of Camperdown]
    Purchased from Colnaghi, June 1952
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