Eminent Marine Artists Part X Richard Paton

By Harry Parker, published March 1912


The tenth in a series of monographs, this article discusses Richard Paton (1717-1791). Born in London, the young Paton attracted the attention of Captain Charles Knowles and became assistant to a ship’s painter. He first came to public notice in 1762 when he exhibited two works depicting naval battles Society of Artists. Paton resigned his Society membership in 1771, going on to exhibit at the Royal Academy between 1776 and 1780. Among his notable works are four pictures of the 1770 Battle of Chesma, as well as five views of the Royal Dockyards.

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