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Julius Caesar Ibbetson
Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

Julius Caesar Ibbetson 1804

Julius Caesar Ibbetson (1759–1817)

National Portrait Gallery, London

(b Farnley Moor, nr. Leeds, 29 Dec. 1759; d Masham, Yorkshire, 13 Oct. 1817). English painter. His unusual Christian names were given to him because of his Caesarean birth. He specialized in fairly small landscapes with figures and animals, and his style has been characterized by Sir Ellis Waterhouse as ‘more natural than de Loutherbourg's, and more civilized than Morland's’; Benjamin West called him ‘the Berchem of England’.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)


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