Revd Matthew William Peters RA (1742 - 1814)
RA Collection: Art
Peters was brought up in Dublin and studied at the first School of Design there before becoming a pupil of Thomas Hudson. He studied in Rome from 1762 until 1764 and again travelled to Italy and France in the 1770s and early 1780s. He exhibited frequently at the Society of Artists and the Royal Academy, including some slightly risqué subjects such as Lydia (Tate), a revealing portrait of a woman in bed with bare breasts. Despite this he became an ordained priest in 1782 and was chaplain to the Royal Academy from 1784–88.
642 mm x 782 mm x 25 mm
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