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John Cawse

(1779-1862), Artist

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Artist associated with 3 portraits

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Sir George Thomas Smart, by Ebenezer Stalker, published by  Martin Colnaghi, after  John Cawse - NPG D4251

Sir George Thomas Smart

by Ebenezer Stalker, published by Martin Colnaghi, after John Cawse
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D4251

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Christine Janet Foreman

12 July 2015, 18:54

Born 25 December 1778, baptized London 27 January 1779 St Mary's, Whitechapel, the son of Charles Woodroffe Caws and his wife Mary. Studied under James Northcote and was also a pupil of John Opie. Began his career as a portrait artist and Teacher of Drawing, but later concentrated on sporting and literary subjects. He is chiefly known for his book published 1840, 'The Art of Painting Portraits, Landscapes, Animals, Draperies, Satin, &c, in Oil Colours'. His name appears between 1801 and 1845 in the catalogues of the British Institution, the Suffolk Street Gallery, the Society of Painters in Watercolours and the Royal Academy in London. Edward Matthew Ward studied in his studio in Henrietta Street, Covent Garden. Had strong connections with the theatrical world. Married Mary Fraser 2 August 1807 at St Bride's, Fleet Street, London. Died Registration District of Holborn, 19 January 1862. Had six children.

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