Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/De Bruyn, Theodore

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Born in Amsterdam, according to the ODNB.

DE BRUYN, THEODORE (d. 1804), landscape-painter, born in Switzerland, settled in England about 1760. He painted in different styles, but chiefly landscapes with cattle and figures. For about twenty years he was an occasional exhibitor at the Royal Academy. He was expert in the imitation in monochrome of sculpture in bas-relief. The chapel at Greenwich Hospital is decorated by his hand in this rather meretricious manner. He died in London in 1804, and left a son, who was then a student at the Royal Academy, and afterwards an occasional exhibitor.

[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Edwards's Anecdotes of Painters.]

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