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John Francis Rigaud (1742-1810), Painter

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist associated with 8 portraits
John Francis Rigaud was a painter of portraits, history and decorative pieces. Born in Italy of French descent, he was mainly active in England. He trained in his native Turin as well as Florence and Bologna and moved to London in 1771. Rigaud's major patron was Heneage Finch, 4th Earl of Aylesford, for whom he decorated the Pompeian Gallery at Packington Hall, Warwickshire, in 1787. He was a member of the art academies in Bologna and London.

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D13085

'Titianus Redivivus; - or - the seven-wise-men consulting the new Venetian oracle'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 November 1797
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D10716

Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
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D36021

Key to Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
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D12096

John Francis Rigaud

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 1 July 1812 (1 April 1793)
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D12169

John Francis Rigaud

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 1 July 1812 (1 April 1793)
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