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A View from Richmond Hill up the River. Paisage du haut de la Montagne de Richmond en assendant la Tamise

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Royal Hospital, Chelsea (long-term loans)
  • About the artist
    Francois Vivares was born near Montpellier, France. He was apprenticed to a tailor but made drawings, etchings and engravings in his spare time. He moved to London, aged 18, to study under French engraver and draughtsman Jean-Baptiste-Claude Chatelain and later under Italian painter Jacopo Amigoni. By 1744 he was publishing prints. He opened a print shop near Leicester Fields (now Leicester Square), producing prints after his own work, that of his pupils and ‘of the best Masters’. He became one of the most renowned landscape engravers of his time and is particularly known for engravings after the works of French painter Claude Lorrain. In 1766, he became a member of the Incorporated Society of Artists. He died in London, aged 71.
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  • Details
    Title
    A View from Richmond Hill up the River. Paisage du haut de la Montagne de Richmond en assendant la Tamise
    Date
    13 February 1749
    Medium
    Coloured engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Frank T Sabin, November 1962
    GAC number
    5965