Tuesday, November 26, 2013
George Knapton was born in London, the son of James Knapton, a Bookseller of Ludgate street. He was apprenticed for 7 years to Jonathan Richardson the Elder from 1715. By 1720, he was also officially studying art at the St Martin’s Lane Academy, then run by Louis Chéron & John Vanderbank. He spent some years in Italy studying art & socializing with others on the Grand Tour, many of whom became his clients & friends upon their return to England.