British Painter and Printmaker, 1697-1764
English painter and engraver. He played a crucial part in establishing an English school of painting, both through the quality of his painting and through campaigns to improve the status of the artist in England. He also demonstrated that artists could become independent of wealthy patrons by publishing engravings after their own paintings.
ID: 7498 An Election Entertainment f 1754
Oil on canvas, 100 x 127 cm
Sir John Soane's Museum, London