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Joseph Highmore - British Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - Joseph Highmore (1692 - 1780)

Joseph Highmore studied at Kneller’s Academy and was a polished portraitist by the 1720’s. After 1730, his work became more Rococo in its style. From 1743 to 1744, he made a series of twelve illustrations for his friend, Samuel Richardson’s novel Pamela. IN 1762, Highmore abandoned painted, retired to Canterbury, and devoted himself to writing. Among his best works are biblical "Histories", historical painting being a style which Highmore had picked up on his travels in France. One such biblical painting is Hagar and Ishmael, which was donated to the Foundling Hospital for the purpose of decorating its Court Room (the room where the Court of Governors met). The painting is still part of the Foundling Hospital art collection and can now be seen at the Foundling Museum in London.

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