Robert Aggas

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Robert Aggas, sometimes known as Robert Augus[1] or Angus,[2] was an English landscape and scene painter, who was employed by Charles II. A landscape by him is preserved in the Painter-Stainers' Hall. He died in 1679, aged about 60.[3]

Bainbrigge Buckridge in his Art of Painting described him as "a good English landskip Painter, both in oil and distemper. He was also skilful in architecture, in which kind he painted many scenes for the play-house in Covent-Garden", adding that he "became eminent, not so much by his labour and industry, as through the bend of his natural genius.".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Buckridge, Bainbrigge, The Art of Painting... To which is added, An ESSAY towards an ENGLISH SCHOOL (3rd edition of 1754; from 1969 Cornmarket facsimile); extract from 'The art world in Britain 1660 to 1735' http://artworld.york.ac.uk. Retrieved 15 October 2012
  2. ^  Stephen, Leslie, ed. (1885). "Aggas, Robert". Dictionary of National Biography 1. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  3. ^ Bryan 1886-9.

This article incorporates text from the article "AGGAS, Robert" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.