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  • MARLOW, William
    1740-1813






    British artist



  • William Marlow was trained as a topographical artist by Scott, (1754-9), after which he travelled in France and Italy, 1765-6, where he made many drawings for use on his return (London, BM and V&A): it is possible that he produced imitations of Bellotto's Italian views, and a Verona (London, Courtauld Inst.) may be a Marlow imitation of a Bellotto now in Powis Castle (NT), if 18th-century gossip is to be believed.

    He also produced many views of London and of British scenes, as well as capricci such as St Paul's and the Grand Canal (London, Tate). From about 1785 he painted only for his own pleasure, but he exhibited at the RA from 1788, and in 1795 he published a series of six etchings of Italian landscapes.

  • Source: The Penguin Dictionary of Art and Artists (Penguin Reference Books)





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