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date: 23 January 2021

drapery painter 

The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

Ian Chilvers

A specialist in the painting of costume and other accessories employed by a portraitist with a large practice. Such specialist assistants or subcontractors seem to have emerged in the late 17th century, perhaps in the Netherlands, and almost all the leading British portraitists of the early and mid-18th century employed one or more (the main exceptions were ... ...

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