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Carse, Alexanderlocked

(b c. 1770; d Edinburgh, Feb 1843).
  • Clare A. P. Willsdon

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Scottish painter. He originally worked as a wigmaker. In the 1790s he produced topographical illustrations in Edinburgh and reputedly trained under David Allan and at the Trustees’ Academy. Turning to figure subjects c. 1800, he contributed to the development of Realism in Scottish genre. He evolved a frank but subtle style with a sensitive response to character and the nuances of light, seen in ...

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