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1720 in art

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1720 in art

Events from the year 1720 in art.

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Events

  • May 2 – James Thornhill, Serjeant Painter to King George I of Great Britain, is knighted, the first native English artist to be so honoured.
  • John Michael Rysbrack settles in London.
  • The interior decoration of Santo Sepolcro (Pisa) is restored.
  • Works

  • Peter Scheemakers – Bust of John Dryden (Westminster Abbey)
  • Antoine Watteau
  • The Judgement of Paris (approximate date)
  • The shop sign of Gersaint
  • Births

  • January 19 – John Boydell, engraver (died 1804)
  • January 20 – Bernardo Bellotto, Italian urban landscape painter or vedutista, and printmaker in etching (died 1780)
  • August 15 - Charles Norbert Roettiers, French engraver and medallist (died 1772)
  • October 4 – Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian artist (died 1778)
  • November 30 - André Soares, Portuguese sculptor and architect (died 1769)
  • date unknown
  • Pierre-Edmé Babel, French engraver (died 1775)
  • John Giles Eccardt, German-born English portrait painter (died 1779)
  • Charles-Dominique-Joseph Eisen, French painter and draftsman (died 1778)
  • Edme Dumont, French sculptor (died 1775)
  • Pietro Gaspari, Italian artist, known for veduta and capriccio in etchings and paintings (died 1785)
  • Carlo Magini, Italian painter of the Baroque period (died 1806)
  • Johannes Rach, Danish painter and draughtsman (died 1783)
  • Giuseppe Sanmartino, Italian sculptor during the Rococo period (died 1793)
  • Isak Wacklin, Finnish painter (died 1758)
  • Georg Caspar von Prenner, Austrian artist (died 1766), son of Anton Joseph von Prenner, Austrian artist (1683/98?–1761)
  • date probably
  • Anton Giuseppe Barbazza, Italian painter and engraver of the Baroque period (died 1771)
  • Jonas Haas, German-born Danish engraver (died 1775)
  • Deaths

  • March 6 – Pieter van Bloemen, Flemish painter (born 1657)
  • June 3 – Cristoforo Munari, Italian painter specializing in still life (born 1667)
  • October 10 – Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor emigrated from Spain (born 1640)
  • November 19 - Hendrick van Streeck, Dutch Golden Age painter of church interiors and a sculptor (born 1659)
  • date unknown
  • Giovanni Agostino Cassana, Italian painter of animals and subject pictures (born 1658)
  • Orazio Marinali, Italian sculptor, active mainly in Veneto (born 1643)
  • Tao Chi, Chinese landscape painter (born 1641)
  • Adriaen van Salm, Dutch draftsman and painter (born 1660)
  • probable
  • Alberto Carlieri, Italian painter of the late-Baroque period (born 1672)
  • William van der Gouwen, Dutch engraver (born 1640)
  • References

    1720 in art Wikipedia


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