Fielding, Nathan Theodore (DNB00)

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FIELDING, NATHAN THEODORE (fl. 1775–1814), painter, was a native of Yorkshire, and resided near Halifax. He had a considerable local reputation, and was especially noted for his portraits of aged people. These he painted in Denner's well-known style, giving rigid attention to the natural display of every wrinkle of the skin, the glassy expression of the eyes, and other peculiarities. He subsequently came to London, and occasionally exhibited at the exhibitions of the Society of Artists and the British Institution. To the latter he sent in 1812 ‘The Botanist, with a Nondescript Fern,’ and ‘A Moonlight Seacoast.’ In 1814 he exhibited for the last time, sending ‘A Landscape—Morning.’ In 1801 he published a print of St. George's Church, Doncaster, which was aquatinted by his son Theodore. He occasionally etched, notably a portrait of Elias Hoyle of Sowerby in Yorkshire, at the age of 113, in 1793. Fielding had five sons, all artists, of whom four, Theodore Henry Adolphus, Antony Vandyke Copley, Thales, and Newton Smith, are separately noticed.

[Dodd's Manuscript Hist. of English Engravers; Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Graves's Dict. of Artists, 1760–1880.]

L. C.

Dictionary of National Biography, Errata (1904), p.122
N.B.— f.e. stands for from end and l.l. for last line

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