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Huggins William John

English painter. After several years at sea in the service of the East India Company, he settled in London. His house at 36 Leadenhall Street was near East India House, and he was regularly employed to paint carefully detailed pictures of the companys ships. He exhibited 16 marine paintings at the Royal Academy between 1817 and 1844 and also showed at the British Institution and Suffolk Street. He was appointed Marine Painter to William IV in 1834, his royal commissions include three paintings of the Battle of Trafalgar , which now hang at Hampton Court. His daughter married Edward Duncan (180382), a talented watercolourist and engraver who engraved many of Hugginss paintings and sometimes acted as his assistant.

Micronesia, 2005, Battle of Trafalgar


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