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Gucht, Benjamin van derlocked

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British, 18th century, male.

Born probably in London; died 21 September 1794, in Chiswick, drowned.

Painter, art restorer. Portraits, genre scenes.

Benjamin van der Gucht was the son and probably the pupil of the engraver John van der Gucht. He also studied at the St Martin's Lane Academy and was to be one of the first students to enrol at the newly founded Royal Academy Schools. He painted many portraits of actors, some of which were printed as mezzotints. He also painted genre scenes. In ...

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