Francis Cotes

1726-1770 England-Portraitist

 

Brief Biography-Francis Cotes from London began his career as a pastillist. He was tutored by the portraitist George Knapton. He set up his business in Cork Street London where his father had his Chemist shop. His work was mainly pastels however after 1760 he changed to oil painting and rivaled Joshua Reynolds with his portraits.

He moved to a big house in Cavendish Square with a studio and became one of the founders of the Society of Artists; he eventually held the office of Director. He died at the young age of forty four before being enrolled in the Royal Academy to which he had been invited.

 

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Countess
Waldegrave

Maria Walpole-Countess Waldegrave

Henrietta
Child

Henrietta Child

Josiah
Child

Honorable Josiah Child

Francis
Vernon

Francis Vernon

John
Jervis

John Jervis Earl of Saint Vincent

Charles
Collyer

Charles Collyer

Thomas
Craven

Thomas Craven

Francis
Smith

Francis Smith

Prince
Edward

Prince Edward Son of George the Third

Princess
Louisa and-

Princess Louisa and Princess Caroline

Sir William
Chambers

Sir William Chambers

William
Romaine

William Romaine

William Sixth
Baron Craven

William Sixth Baron Craven

alice countess
of shipbrook

alice countess of shipbrook


anne sawbridge

anne sawbridge

captain edward
knowles

captain edward knowles


dr connell

dr connell

joseph gulston and
brother john gulston

joseph gulston and his brother john gulston


lt col robert pigot

lt col robert pigot by Francis Cotes


pryse campbell

pryse campbell

sarah bacon wife
of pryse campbell

sarah bacon wife of pryse campbell by Francis Cotes

the
young cricketer

the young cricketer


william denison

william denison

William earle welby of denton

William earle welby of denton lincolnshire and his first wife penelope