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Edward Bird

(1772-1819), Painter

Regency Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 5 portraits
The genre and history painter Edward Bird was one of the leading artists in the group who became known as the Bristol School. Bird spent most of his career working in Bristol and exhibiting in London. He became historical painter to Princess Charlotte in 1813. A large exhibition of Bird's work was held at the Bristol Fire Office in 1820, the year after his premature death. This was the first substantial retrospective show to be devoted to a single artist outside of London.

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Edward Bird, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 986

Edward Bird

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
plaster cast of bust, 1816
NPG 986

Edward Bird, by Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave), after  Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG D22562

Edward Bird

by Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave), after Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
etching, (1816)
NPG D22562


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