Edward Edwards (Biographical details)

Edward Edwards (painter/draughtsman; author/poet; British; Male; 1738 - 1806)

Also known as

Edwards, Edward

Biography

Painter; son of cabinet maker and apprenticed as such; studied painting at Duke of Richmond's Academy 1759; entered St Martin's Lane Academy 1761; entered RA Schools 1769; exhibited FS 1766, SA 1767-72, and RA 1771-1806; employed to make views of Strawberry Hill, etc for Horace Walpole, but quarrelled; became ARA 1773 and Teacher of Perspective at RA from 1788; in France and Italy 1775/6; wrote 'Anecdotes of Painters', intended as a complement to Walpole's 'Anecdotes', published posthumously 1808.

Bibliography

E. Croft Murray, 'Decorative Painting in England', II, 1970, pp. 203-4
Sally Jeffery, 'Paintings by Edward Edwards and William Daniell: the drawing rooms at the Mansion House', Apollo, Nov. 1993, pp.303 ff.
M. Snodin, et. al, 'Strawberry Hill', exh. cat. Yale and V&A, 2009