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John Zephaniah Bell

1794 - 1883

Artist. Born in Dundee, Bell studied in London, Paris and Rome, where he developed an interest in Italian Fresco painting. In 1833, Bell painted ceiling frescos in the Edinburgh mansion Muirhouse, one of which survives. These impressed Sir David Wilkie (1785 - 1841), who described Bell as the 'reviver of Fresco painting in Scotland.' Bell taught briefly in Manchester and settled in London, while continuing to travel.

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