Kent, William, 1685-1748

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William Kent was apprenticed to a coachmaker in Yorkshire but went to London in 1703 and to Rome in 1710 to study painting. In Italy he met Thomas Coke (first Earl of Leicester) who would become his patron.

From the description of Drawings of Holkham Hall. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 122559159

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creatorOf Kent, William, 1685-1748. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn William Kent : vertical file. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn Dighton, B. L. (Basil Lewis). Portrait of Sir Robert and Lady Walpole, ca. 1930. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
creatorOf Kent, William, 1685-1748. Drawings of Holkham Hall. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Willis Papers, ca. 1955 - ca. 1995 Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
creatorOf Morris, Roger, 1695-1749. Palladian architectural designs. Getty Research Library
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associatedWith Dighton, B. L. (Basil Lewis). person
associatedWith Dr. Peter Willis, b. 1933 person
associatedWith Holkham Hall. corporateBody
associatedWith Leicester, Earls of. Library (Holkham Hall) corporateBody
associatedWith Morris, Roger, 1695-1749. person
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England--Norfolk
Norfolk (England)
England
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Birth 1685

Death 1748-04-12

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