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Francis Wheatley (Born in 1747) was born in London. He’s a painter whose early works were mainly conversation pieces and small full-length portraits in the manner of Zoffany. He moved to Dublin in 1779 to escape creditors, and in 1783, after his return to London, his artwork broadened in scope. His artwork included life-size portraits, history paintings, and landscapes, but he’s best known for works that he produced to be engraved for the print market. Wheatley is particularly remembered for Cries of London, his enormously popular (1792 – 1795; 14 paintings, prints published between 1793 and 1797). They show milkmaids, street-vendors, and so on. His artwork is now dispersed. Wheatley was the son of a tailor in Covent Garden.

His artistic talent was discovered early and he was first placed under Fournier Daniel, a neighbor who was a master of drawing. Wheatley was subsequently trained at the drawing school run by the founder of the Society of Arts (Royal), Shipley William. Wheatley was a pupil of Mr. Wilson (an unidentified artist). In 1762, the artist won the Society's award for a drawing of the human figure. In the following year, he won a similar prize once again. At the age of 22, he entered the Royal Academy Schools where he was one of the first students. Here, he was elected a member of the Society of Artists, where in 1765 he had his first exhibition, and became a director in 1774. Wheatley assisted Mortimer Hamilton John on the decoration of the ceiling of the saloon at Brocket Hall, between 1771 and 1773.
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Cries of London PL13 Fine Art Print
Cries of London PL13
12" x 18"
 
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Cries of London PL1 Fine Art Print
Cries of London PL1
12" x 18"
 
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Sale: $11.99
Cries of London PL2 Fine Art Print
Cries of London PL2
12" x 18"
 
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Cries of London PL3 Fine Art Print
Cries of London PL3
12" x 18"
 
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Cries of London PL4 Fine Art Print
Cries of London PL4
12" x 18"
 
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Cries of London PL5 Fine Art Print
Cries of London PL5
12" x 18"
 
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Cries of London PL6 Fine Art Print
Cries of London PL6
12" x 18"
 
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Cries of London PL7 Fine Art Print
Cries of London PL7
12" x 18"
 
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Cries of London PL8 Fine Art Print
Cries of London PL8
12" x 18"
 
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Cries of London PL9 Fine Art Print
Cries of London PL9
12" x 18"
 
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Cries of London PL10 Fine Art Print
Cries of London PL10
12" x 18"
 
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Cries of London PL11 Fine Art Print
Cries of London PL11
12" x 18"
 
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Cries of London PL12 Fine Art Print
Cries of London PL12
12" x 18"
 
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