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James Astbury Hammersley

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Painter. Received art education under James Baker Pyne. Head master of Manchester School of Design, 1849-1862; president of Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, 1857-1861. Commissioned by Prince Albert to paint two scenes in Germany. Exhibited at Royal Academy and elsewhere. Published an address on Continental schools of art and an occasional article. Did lithotint drawings of sketches for G. R. Dartnell's Brief Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Transport "Premier", 1845.

Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1973.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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