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John James Masquerier

(1778-1855), Painter

Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Artist associated with 33 portraits
John Masquerier was an accomplished portraitist who enjoyed a wide practice among the intellectual and artistic communities at the turn of the nineteenth century. Born in London to Huguenot parents, Masquerier returned with his family to Paris in 1789. He enrolled at the Académie Royale under the supervision of the director François André Vincent. Having witnessed many of the bloody events of the French Revolution, Masquerier escaped back to London in 1792. He entered the Royal Academy Schools, exhibiting for the first time in 1794, after which his services as a portrait painter were much in demand. Masquerier returned to Paris in 1800, where he was granted access to make drawings of Napoleon from life.

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Sir James Shaw; John James Masquerier, published by James Cundee, after  Samuel Drummond, and after  Unknown artist - NPG D45903

Sir James Shaw; John James Masquerier

published by James Cundee, after Samuel Drummond, and after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1 December 1806
NPG D45903


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