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ID: 500010779
 
Record Type: Person
Thornhill, James (English painter, 1675-1734)

Note: Possibly born in Woolland. Thornhill is considered one of the most important English exponents of Baroque decorative painting. He specialized in large-scale, illusionistic wall and ceiling paintings, although he occasionally worked in other genres as various as portraiture, illustration, and ceramic decoration. He was the first English-born artist to be knighted.

Names:
Thornhill, James (preferred,V,index)
James Thornhill (V,display)
Thornhill, Sir James (V)
Sir James Thornhill (V)
Chev. Jacq. Thornhill (V)
Sir Jas. Thornhill (V)
Sir T. Thornhill (V)
Thornhill, Sir (V)
Thornhill, James, Sir (V)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
draftsman
decorative artist
ceiling painter
portraitist
court artist
illustrator
designer
teacher

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Woolland (Dorset, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
Died:  Stalbridge (Dorset, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
apprentice of ....  Highmore, Thomas  
........................  (English painter, 1660-1720) [500075875]
apprentice was ....  Hogarth, William  
..........................  (English painter and engraver, 1697-1764) [500004242]
parent by marriage (in-law) of ....  Hogarth, William  
....................................................  (English painter and engraver, 1697-1764) [500004242]
parent of ....  Thornhill, John  
................  (British painter, active 1730-1760) [500015387]
related to (familial) ....  Highmore, Thomas  
......................................  (English painter, 1660-1720) [500075875]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Thornhill, James (I)

Biographies:
(English painter, 1675-1734) ..... [VP Preferred]
(English painter, 1675-1734) ..... [Grove Art]
(British artist, 1675-1734) ..... [AVERY]
(British painter (artist), 1675-1734) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(British artist, 1675-1734) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(British artist, 1676-1734) ..... [WCP]
(British, 1675-1734) ..... [GRLPSC]
(British artist, 1675-1734) ..... [WCI]
(British painter, 1675-1734) ..... [PROV]
(English painter, 1675-1734) ..... [BHA]

Sources and Contributors:
Chev. Jacq. Thornhill ........ [PROV]
...........................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
James Thornhill ........ [VP]
................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Sir James Thornhill ........ [PROV, VP]
.......................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Sir Jas. Thornhill ........ [PROV]
.....................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Sir T. Thornhill ........ [PROV]
.................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Thornhill, James ........ [BHA Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, PROV Preferred, WCI Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
..................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
..................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Thornhill, James, Sir ........ [AVERY Preferred]
...........................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
Thornhill, Sir ........ [CL-Courtauld, WL-Courtauld]
..............................  Witt Library, Authority files
Thornhill, Sir James ........ [GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, PROV, VP, WCP Preferred]
.........................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
.........................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.........................................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 28 Apr 2004
.........................................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CL-Courtauld, GRLPSC, Grove Art, PROV, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 28 Apr 2004
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 30 May 2002, 28 Apr 2004
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
....................  ULAN500010779
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [CL-Courtauld, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 28 Apr 2004
.......... ULAN500010779
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