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1785 in art

Events from the year 1785 in art.

Contents

Events

  • Joseph Wright of Derby holds a one-man exhibition in London, having severed his official connection with the Royal Academy.
  • Works

  • Nicolas Benjamin Delapierre – Portrait of a Seated Gentleman
  • Joseph Duplessis – Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (approximate date)
  • Anton Graff – Self-portrait with his family
  • Hugh Douglas Hamilton – Lord Edward Stuart
  • Jean-Antoine Houdon – Portrait bust of George Washington
  • Adélaïde Labille-Guiard – Self-portrait with two pupils
  • Jacques-Antoine-Marie Lemoine – Portrait of Zamor
  • Isidro Lorea – Main altarpiece of Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral (carved wood)
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds – approximate date
  • Miss Theophila Gwatkin as Simplicity
  • Emma Hart as a Bacchante
  • George Romney – At least two portraits of Emma Hart
  • Alexander Roslin – Self Portrait while Painting the King of Sweden
  • Births

  • April 26 – John James Audubon, naturalist and painter (died 1851)
  • September 26 – Charles Bird King, American portrait artist who notably painted Native American delegates visiting Washington, D.C. (died 1862)
  • October 12 – Henry Thomas Alken, English engraver, illustrator and sporting artist (died 1851)
  • October 31 – Georg Friedrich Kersting, German painter of Biedermeier-style interior paintings (died 1847)
  • November 18 – David Wilkie – Scottish painter and engraver (died 1841)
  • December 23 – Christian Gobrecht, engraver (died 1844)
  • date unknown
  • Jean Alaux, French history painter and Director of the French Academy in Rome (died 1864)
  • Pál Balkay, Hungarian painter and teacher (died 1846)
  • Abraham Constantin, Swiss enamel painter (died 1851)
  • Jean-Baptiste De Jonghe, Belgian landscape painter (died 1844)
  • José Gil de Castro, Afro-Peruvian painter especially of portraits of Peru's heroes (died 1841)
  • Paul Joseph Gabriël, Dutch painter and sculptor (died 1833)
  • Daniel Havell, English engraver (died 1822)
  • Ignatius Josephus van Regemorter, Flemish historical, landscape, and genre painter and engraver (died 1873)
  • probable
  • John Edward Carew, Irish sculptor (died 1868)
  • Bernardo Consorti, Italian line-engraver (died unknown)
  • Deaths

  • January 2 – Andrés de la Calleja, Spanish painter (born 1705)
  • April 13 – Michel-François Dandré-Bardon, French historical painter and etcher (born 1700)
  • May 8 – Pietro Longhi, Venetian painter (born 1701)
  • August 20 – Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (born 1714)
  • October 4 – Alexander Runciman, Scottish painter (born 1736)
  • December 14 – Giovanni Battista Cipriani, Italian painter and engraver (born 1727)
  • date unknown
  • John Hodges Benwell, English genre painter (born 1764; consumption)
  • Johannes de Bosch, Dutch painter, engraver and draughtsman (born 1713)
  • William Cochran, Scottish painter (born 1738)
  • Pietro Gaspari, Italian artist, known for veduta and capriccio in etchings and paintings (born 1720)
  • Jacques Fabien Gautier d'Agoty, French painter and printmaker (born 1716)
  • José Luzán, Spanish Baroque painter (born 1710)
  • Krzysztof Perwanger, Polish sculptor and mayor (born 1700)
  • Hugues Taraval, French painter (born 1729)
  • References

    1785 in art Wikipedia


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