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1766 in art

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1766 in art

Events from the year 1766 in art.

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Events

  • July 19 – A baronetcy is created for British sculptor Henry Cheere.
  • England's oldest surviving Georgian theatre is constructed in Stockton-on-Tees.
  • The Drottningholm Palace Theatre is reopened as an opera house in Stockholm, Sweden, in its surviving form, designed by Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz.
  • Denis Diderot's Essais sur la peinture is published.
  • Works

  • Jean-Antoine Houdon – Bruno of Cologne (sculpture for Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri in Rome)
  • Maruyama Ōkyo – Crows
  • Allan Ramsay – Portrait of David Hume
  • Joseph Wright of Derby – A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery
  • Births

  • March 1 – Johann Conrad Felsing, German topographer and engraver using stippling (died 1819)
  • March 2 – Thomas Henry, French painter and art patron (died 1836)
  • March 16 – Jean-Frédéric Waldeck, artist and explorer (died 1875)
  • April 1 – François-Xavier Fabre, French painter of historical subjects (died 1837)
  • April 6 – Wilhelm von Kobell, German painter, printmaker and teacher (died 1853)
  • October 14 – Friedrich Carl Gröger, north-German portrait painter and lithographer (died 1838)
  • December 22 – Johann Samuel Arnhold, German painter in oil and water-colours, and on porcelain and enamel (died 1827)
  • December 25 – Samuel Drummond, British painter especially portraits and marine genre works (died 1844)
  • date unknown
  • Pierre-Charles Bridan, French sculptor (died 1836)
  • Jes Bundsen, Danish architectural and landscape painter and etcher (died 1829)
  • Mariano Gerada, sculptor and woodworker (died 1823)
  • Deaths

  • January 7 – Giacomo Boni, Italian painter (born 1688)
  • January 19 – Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, French architect and painter (born 1695)
  • March 4 – Joseph Aved, also called le Camelot (The Hawker) and Avet le Batave (The Dutch Avet), French Rococo portraitist (born 1702)
  • May 5 – Olof Arenius, Swedish portrait painter (born 1701)
  • July 17 – Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian Jesuit Brother, missionary in China, painter at the court of the Emperor (b. 1688)
  • July 18 – Mauro Antonio Tesi, Italian painter of the late-Baroque period, active mainly in Bologna (b. 1730)
  • November 7
  • Vincenzo Meucci, Italian painter whose patrons included Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici (b. 1694)
  • Jean-Marc Nattier, French painter (b. 1685)
  • date unknown
  • Antonio Consetti, Italian historical painter (b. 1686)
  • William Elliott, English engraver (born 1727)
  • References

    1766 in art Wikipedia


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