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Sir James Thornhill

 
Sir James Thornhill

17th-18th century English painter
(Woolland, United Kingdom, 1675 - 1734, Stalbridge, United Kingdom)

Note: Possibly born in Woolland. Thornhill is considered one of the most important English exponents of Baroque decorative painting. He specialized in large-scale, illusionistic wall and ceiling paintings, although he occasionally worked in other genres as various as portraiture, illustration, and ceramic decoration. He was the first English-born artist to be knighted.

1 objects

Stained Glass Window Designs

1675-1734
pen and brown ink and grey wash on paper
Bequest of the Honorable James Bowdoin III
1811.103