Hayes, John (1786?-1866) (DNB00)

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HAYES, JOHN (1786?–1866), portrait-painter, born about 1786, first appears as an exhibitor in the Royal Academy in 1814. He continued to exhibit up to 1851; his contributions were chiefly portraits, though he occasionally sent a subject-picture. Hayes had considerable practice as a portrait-painter, and died in 1866, aged 80. In the National Portrait Gallery there is a portrait by Hayes of Miss Agnes Strickland, painted in 1846, and engraved by F. C. Lewis, as frontispiece to her ‘Lives of the Queens of England’ (1851).

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

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