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 Joseph Blackburn



Joseph Blackburn         Pages: 1

(b c. 1730; d after 1778).

English painter, active in the American colonies. He first appeared in Bermuda in August 1752, and in a matter of months he painted many of the islandís leading families. Approximately 25 of these portraits (e.g. Mrs John Harvey, Paget, Bermuda, priv. col.) survive; these demonstrate considerable skill in the painting of lace and other details of dress. Because of these abilities, it is thought he probably began his career in one of the larger studios in London as a drapery specialist.



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