Aggas, Robert (DNB00)

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AGGAS, or ANGUS, ROBERT (d. 1679), landscape and scene painter, was considered a good landscape painter, both in oil and in distemper, and skilful in introducing architecture into his compositions. He was employed by Charles II as a scene-painter for the theatre in Dorset Garden. He was also employed at the Blackfriars and Phœnix Theatres. A landscape by him is preserved in Painter-Stainers' Hall. He died in London in 1679, aged about 60.

[Walpole's Anecdotes of Painters, p. 183 note; Redgrave's Dict. of Artists of the English School.]

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