Bonneau, Jacob (DNB00)

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BONNEAU, JACOB (d. 1786), painter, is supposed to have been the son of a French engraver who worked in London for the booksellers about the middle of the last century. In 1765-1778 he exhibited landscapes at the rooms of the Society of British Artists, of which body he was a member. In 1770 he exhibited at the Royal Academy ‘St. John,' a water~colour drawing, and from that year until 1781 he was occasionally represented there by drawings, generally landscapes with figures, of poetical character. His principal occupation was that of a teacher of drawing and perspective. He died at Kentish Town 18 March 1786.

[European Magazine; Exhibition Catalogies of the Society of British Artists and of the Royal Academy of Arts; Redgraves Dictionary of Artists of the English School.]

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