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1781 in art

Events from the year 1781 in art.

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Events

  • August 27 – Danish artists Marie Jeanne Crevoisier and Johan Frederik Clemens are married.
  • Works

  • George Barret, Sr. – View of Windermere Lake, Early Morning
  • Jacques-Louis David – Belisarius begging for alms
  • Philip James de Loutherbourg – Eidophusikon
  • Henry Fuseli – The Nightmare
  • Thomas Gainsborough – Mrs Robinson as Perdita
  • Anton Graff – Frederick the Great, King of Prussia
  • Jean-Antoine Houdon – Portrait busts of Voltaire and Molière
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds
  • Emily Potts as Thaïs (Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire)
  • George, 2nd Earl Harcourt, his wife Elizabeth and his brother William (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)
  • Joseph Wright of Derby – Sir Brooke Boothby
  • Births

  • March (probable) – John Burnet, Scottish engraver and painter (died 1868)
  • March 13 – Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Prussian architect and painter (died 1841)
  • March 20 – Joseph Paelinck, Belgian painter (died 1839)
  • April 7 – Francis Leggatt Chantrey, English sculptor of the Georgian era (died 1841)
  • April 8 – Luke Clennell, English engraver and painter (died 1840)
  • April 22 – José de Madrazo y Agudo, Spanish Neoclassic painter (died 1859)
  • July 25 – Merry-Joseph Blondel, French neo-classic painter (died 1853)
  • October 12 – William Westall, English landscape painter (died 1850)
  • November 1 – Joseph Stieler, German painter (died 1858)
  • November 11 – Caroline Bardua, German painter (died 1864)
  • November 21 – Cornelius Varley, English watercolor painter (died 1873)
  • date unknown
  • Étienne-Jean Delécluze, French painter and critic (died 1863)
  • Thomas Douglas Guest, British portrait painter (died 1845)
  • Francis Hervé, French-born British painter (died 1850)
  • Kikuchi Yōsai – Japanese painter most famous for his monochrome portraits of historical figures (died 1878)
  • probable – John Wesley Jarvis, American painter (died 1839)
  • Deaths

  • January 15 – Sir Henry Cheere, 1st Baronet, English sculptor (born 1703)
  • February 22 – Giovanni Maria Morlaiter, Italian Rococo sculptor (born 1699)
  • March 2 – Francisco Salzillo, Spanish sculptor (born 1707)
  • April 10 – Teodor Kračun, Serbian painter (born 1730)
  • June 5 – Noël Hallé, French painter, draftsman and printmaker (born 1711)
  • September 12 – Peter Scheemakers, Flemish Roman Catholic sculptor (born 1691)
  • September 30 – Jean-Baptiste Le Prince, French etcher and painter (born 1734)
  • October 22 – Johann August Nahl, German sculptor and stucco artist (born 1710)
  • November 3 – Jakob Emanuel Handmann, Swiss painter (born 1718)
  • November 12 – Jean Grandjean, Dutch painter, draftsman, and watercolourist (born 1752)
  • date unknown
  • Etienne Aubry, French painter of primarily portraits and genre subjects (born 1746)
  • Jean-Bernard, abbé Le Blanc, French art critic and director of the official French policy in the arts (born 1707)
  • Francesco Caccianiga, Italian painter and engraver (born 1700)
  • Carlo Costanzi, Italian gem engraver of the late-Baroque period (born 1705)
  • Jacques-Ignace de La Touche, French painter of miniatures and portraits (born 1694)
  • Ubaldo Gandolfi, Italian painter (born 1728)
  • References

    1781 in art Wikipedia


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