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1778 in art

Events from the year 1778 in art.

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Events

  • December – The artistic cargo of the British ship Westmorland, seized by the French, is acquired by Spanish interests.
  • Nicholas Pocock gives up his career as a seaman and devotes himself to painting.
  • Paintings

  • John Singleton Copley – Watson and the Shark
  • Francisco Goya – Children With a Cart
  • Jean-Antoine Houdon – Portrait bust of Rousseau
  • John Hamilton Mortimer – Sir Arthegal, the Knight of Justice, with Talus, the Iron Man (from Spenser’s ‘Faerie Queene’)
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds
  • Jane, Countess of Harrington
  • Lady Caroline Howard
  • Captain John Hayes St Leger
  • Richard Samuel – Portraits in the Characters of the Muses in the Temple of Apollo
  • Gilbert Stuart – Self-portrait
  • Benjamin West - The Battle of the Boyne
  • Johann Zoffany – Tribuna of the Uffizi (completed)
  • Births

  • January 1 – Charles Alexandre Lesueur, artist and explorer (died 1846)
  • February 22 – Rembrandt Peale, American artist (died 1860)
  • May 31 – John Jackson, English portrait painter (died 1831)
  • June 7 – Beau Brummell, leader of fashion (died 1840)
  • August 11 – John Christian Schetky, Scottish-born marine painter (died 1874)
  • August 17
  • John Varley, English watercolour painter and astrologer (died 1842)
  • Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek, Dutch painter and draughtsman (died 1851)
  • August 31 – Friedrich August von Klinkowström, German artist, author and teacher (died 1835)
  • September 1 – Reverend John Thomson, minister of Duddingston Kirk and Landscape artist (died 1840)
  • date unknown
  • Allen Robert Branston, English wood-engraver (died 1827)
  • Cornelis Cels, Belgian painter of portraits and historical subjects (died 1859)
  • Christian Friedrich Traugott Duttenhofer, German engraver (died 1843)
  • Wilhelmina Krafft, Swedish painter and portrait miniaturist (died 1828)
  • Joseph Willibrord Mähler, German portrait painter (died 1860)
  • Nukina Kaioku, Japanese painter and calligrapher (died 1863)
  • Tang Yifen – Chinese landscape painter and calligrapher during the Qing Dynasty (died 1853)
  • Deaths

  • January 4 - Charles-Dominique-Joseph Eisen, French painter and draftsman (born 1720)
  • February 19 – Nathan Drake, English painter (born c.1728)
  • February 24 – Laurent Delvaux, French sculptor (born 1696)
  • March – Thomas Roberts, Irish landscape painter (born 1748)
  • March 6 – Gaudenzio Botti, Italian painter, mainly active in Brescia (born 1698)
  • May 20 – Gaetano Zompini, Italian printmaker and engraver (born 1700)
  • September 11 – Johann Sebastian Bach, German painter and grandson of the composer (born 1748)
  • October 2 – Françoise Duparc, Spanish born Baroque painter who later lived in France (born 1726)
  • November 9 – Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian artist (born 1720)
  • December 15 - Catherine Read, Scottish portrait-painter (born 1723)
  • December 22 – Simon Mathurin Lantara, French landscape painter (born 1729)
  • date unknown
  • John Cobb, English cabinetmaker (born 1710)
  • Jean Girardet, French painter of portrait miniatures (born 1709)
  • Ignazio Hugford, or Ignatius Heckford, Florentine painter (born 1703)
  • Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, French sculptor (born 1704)
  • Wojciech Rojowski, Polish sculptor and woodcarver (born unknown)
  • Pieter Vanderlyn, American colonial painter (born 1687)
  • References

    1778 in art Wikipedia


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