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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

George William Joy

George William Joy, Self Portrait
oil on canvas, c. 1767-1768
Natural History Museum of Denmark
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Born in Dublin in 1844, spending most of his life in London, he remained known as a history and genre painter, excelling in the heroic subjects (like the death of General Gordon), while pursuing the perfect female form in his nudes. Joy died in 1925.

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