Francis Wheatley (1747-1801)

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The Oliver and Ward Families

Francis Wheatley was an 18th century British painter. He studied at the Royal Academy School in London and was elected to the Royal Academy in 1791. He traveled extensively throughout Northern Europe and France. Wheatley’s conversation pieces, or small group portraits, were evocative of Grueze, Zoffany, and Benjamin Wilson.


Scene from Twelfth Night


Irish House of Commons, 1780, Oil on Canvas


Benjamin Bond Hopkins, before 1791, Oil on Canvas, 102 x 127.5, The Fitzwilliam Museum


Family Group, c. 1775/1780, Oil on Canvas, 91.7 x 71.4 cm, National Gallery of Art, DC


Peasant Boy, ca. 1790-91, Oil on Canvas, 800 x 1060 mm, Royal Academy of the Arts


Figures and Cattle by a Lake, 1795, Pencil and Watercolor on Wove Paper, 290 x 350 mm, Royal Academy of the Arts


Woodgatherers and a Shepherd by a River, 1795, Pencil and Watercolor on Wove Paper, 294 x 350 mm, Royal Academy of the Arts


Figures Outside a Country Inn, 1780s, Pencil, Watercolor and Pen and Ink, 237 x 337 mm, Royal Academy of the Arts

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