Curtis, John (DNB00)

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CURTIS, JOHN (fl. 1790), landscape-painter, was a pupil of William Marlow [q. v.] at Twickenham. In 1790 he exhibited at the Royal Academy ‘A View of Netley Abbey,’ and was an occasional exhibitor in the following years. In 1797 he departed from his usual style, exhibiting a picture of the Indefatigable and Amazon frigates under Sir Edward Pellew engaging Les Droits de l'Homme, a French seventy-four. Nothing is known of his subsequent career. Some of his views have been engraved.

[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Graves's Dict. of Artists, 1760–1880; R. A. Catalogues.]

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