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Edward Dayes (1763-1804)

Edward Dayes (1763-1804)

Edward Dayes added an often dramatic sense of scale to the elegance and simplicity that he learned from the Sandbys. His topographical mastery became well known through the many engravings that were made from his watercolours.

Edward Dayes was born in London on 6 August 1763. He studied print-making under the mezzotinter and miniaturist, William Pether and, from 1780, at the Royal Academy Schools. He exhibited sixty-four works at the Royal Academy of Arts (from 1786), and others at the Society of Artists (1790-91), in a style developed from that of Paul and Thomas Sandby. In turn, he had a great influence on the younger generation, particularly as a teacher of watercolour.

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