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Baker, John (d.1771) (DNB00)

BAKER, JOHN, R.A. (d. 1771), flowerpainter, is said to have been mainly employed in the decoration of coaches. His biographer, Mr. Edward Edwards, remarks sententiously upon the caprice of fashion in this modest department of art, and tells us that Baker's floral enrichments were thought in their day to be of the first order. On the foundation of the Royal Academy John Baker was elected a member. He died in 1771.

[Edwards's Anecdotes of Painters; Bryan's Dict, of Artists; Redgrave's Artists of the Eng. School.]

E. R.