Mauritius Lowe

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The Artist Assaulted by Time, Ignorance and Envy by Mauritius Lowe, Yale Center for British Art

Mauritius Lowe (1746–1793) was a British painter and engraver.

Lowe was one of the first students at the Royal Academy of Arts. While there he was awarded a gold medal, along with John Bacon and James Gandon. As a reward for his performance at the Academy, in 1771 Lowe was offered a "Traveling Studentship", a sponsorship to study art abroad for three years. His allowance was later forfeited however for misconduct.[1] Lowe was friends with the writer and poet Samuel Johnson.[2]


  1. ^ "Mauritius Lowe at the Royal Academy of Arts". Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  2. ^ "Mauritius Lowe and Samuel Johnson". Retrieved 2013-01-09.