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Daniel Purcell (1660?-1717), Musician; brother of Henry Purcell

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Born in London, Daniel Purcell was a chorister in the choir of the Chapel Royal from 1678 until 1682. He was appointed organist of Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1689-90, and became well known as a musician and socialite. When Henry Purcell fell ill in 1695, Daniel seems to have moved to London and taken over most of his work in the theatre, contributing music to over forty plays by 1707.

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Unknown man, formerly known as Daniel Purcell

attributed to John Closterman
oil on canvas, 1690s
NPG 1463