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ID: 500027574
 
Record Type: Person
Skippe, John (English painter, printmaker, and woodcarver, 1742-1811)

Note: Early in Skippe's career as an amateur artist he briefly experimented with chiaroscuro woodcuts, described as being done in the manner of Antonio Maria Zanetti. Although he later published two sets of woodcuts in 1782 and 1783, and a political print in 1784, Skippe turned to painting and drawing. He painted religious and mythological subjects, all of which were distributed to his friends, including a painting of Thetis and Achilles (untraced) given to Sir Joshua Reynolds. Skippe aptly used his sketches and watercolors from his tour of the Levant as well as his ideal and topographical landscape studies as the basis for his painted works. Skippe had a notable collection of drawings including works by Annibale Carracci, Domenichino, Lorenzo Lotto, and Salvator Rosa.

Names:
Skippe, John (preferred,V,index)
John Skippe (V,display)
Skippe, J. B. (V)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
artist (preferred)
amateur artist
painter
printmaker
sculptor
carver
woodcarver
draftsman
collector

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Ledbury (Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
Died:  Overbury (Worcestershire, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
student of ....  Malchair, J. B.  ca. 1760
..................  (English and German painter and printmaker, 1731-1812) [500014588]
student of ....  Peters, Matthew William  ca. 1772
..................  (English painter and clergyman, 1742-1814) [500018298]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Skippe, John (I)

Biographies:
(English painter, printmaker, and woodcarver, 1742-1811) ..... [VP Preferred]
(British artist, 1742-1811) ..... [WCI]
(British artist, 1742-1811) ..... [WCP]
(British painter, 1742-1811) ..... [PROV]
(British painter, printmaker, and wood-carver, 1742-1811) ..... [BHA]
(English amateur artist, 1741-1812) ..... [Grove Art]
(British artist, 1741-1812) ..... [WL-Courtauld]

Sources and Contributors:
John Skippe ........ [PROV, VP]
........................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Skippe, J. B. ........ [VP]
...........................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
Skippe, John ........ [BHA Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, PROV Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
..........................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
..........................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
..........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..........................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 5 May 2004
..........................  Witt Library, Authority files

Subject: ........ [BHA, Grove Art, PROV, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Busse, Maler und Bildhauer des 19 Jahrhunderts (1977)
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Fisher, Watercolour Painters (1972)
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 5 May 2004
....................  Mallalieu, British Watercolour Artists (1986-1990)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 5 May 2004
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