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Karl Anton Hickel, a specialist in portraiture, painted some of the most prestigious individuals of his day. In 1785 he was appointed as court painter to Holy Roman Emperor Josef II and in 1786 he went to France, where his patrons included Queen Marie Antoinette. After the onset of the French Revolution, he came to London. It was during his sojourn in England that he painted the portrait of Dr John King.
oil on canvas
58.5 x 49.5 cm
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Queens Road, Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RL EnglandView venue
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