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Francis Alexander (February 3, 1800 – 1881) was an American portrait-painter.

He was born in Killingly, Connecticut. Brought up on a farm, he taught himself the use of colors, and in 1820 went to New York City and studied painting with Alexander Robertson. He spent the winters of 1831 and 1832 in Rome. Afterwards, he resided for nearly a decade in Boston, Massachusetts, where he had considerable vogue, and where he painted a portrait of Charles Dickens (1842). He died in 1881 in Florence. There is a tradition that when Dickens visited Boston, a line of New England portraitists was already fawning on shore, hoping to be the first to capture the great novelist's image on canvas. But Francis Alexander reached the writer well ahead of his peers--by traveling in a small advance boat to greet Dickens as his vessel entered the harbor. Longfellow would later coin the verb Alexandered (as in, whangled), sniffing that such and such a person had Alexandered his way into a highly coveted invitation to a party.

One of Alexander's best portraits is that of Mrs. Fletcher Webster, formerly in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. This romantic portrait, in which the sitter appears swathed in ermine, was deaccessioned from the Museum early in the 20th century and returned to descendants in the Sargent family.
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Francis Alexander (3 Février 1800 - 1881) est un portrait américain peintre. Il est né à Killingly, Connecticut. Élevé sur une ferme, il a enseigné lui-même l'utilisation de couleurs, et en 1820 est allé à New York et a étudié la peinture avec Alexander Robertson. Il a passé les hivers de 1831 et 1832 à Rome. Ensuite, il a résidé pendant près d'une...
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Francis Alexander (3. Februar 1800 - 1881) war ein US-amerikanischer Porträt-Maler. Er wurde in Killingly, Connecticut geboren. Aufgewachsen auf einem Bauernhof, brachte er sich selbst den Einsatz von Farben, und 1820 ging nach New York City und studierte Malerei bei Alexander Robertson. Er verbrachte den Wintern 1831 und 1832 in Rom. Danach hat er...
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Francesco Alessandro (3 febbraio, 1800 - 1881) era un americano ritrattista. Era nato a Killingly, nel Connecticut. Cresciuto in una fattoria, egli stesso insegnava l'uso dei colori, e nel 1820 andò a New York e studia pittura con Alexander Robertson. Ha trascorso gli inverni del 1831 e il 1832 a Roma. In seguito ha soggiornato per quasi un decenni...
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Francisco Alexander (3 de febrero, 1800 - 1881) fue un retrato de América-pintor. Nació en Killingly, Connecticut. Criado en una granja, se enseña el uso de colores, y en 1820 fue a Nueva York y estudió pintura con Alexander Robertson. Él pasó los inviernos de 1831 y 1832 en Roma. Posteriormente, residió durante casi una década en Boston, Massachus...
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Фрэнсис Александр (3 февраля, 1800 - 1881) был американский портретист. Он родился в Киллингли, штат Коннектикут. Воспитанный на ферме, он сам научился использование цветов, а в 1820 году отправился в Нью-Йорке и учился живописи у Александра Робертсон. Он провел зимой 1831 года и 1832 в Риме. После этого он проживал в течение почти десяти лет в Бос...
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弗朗西斯亚历山大(2月3日,1800 - 1881)是美国的人像画家。 他出生在康涅狄格Killingly。在农场长大,他自学了色彩的运用,并在1820年前往纽约市和研究绘画与亚历山大罗伯逊。他在罗马度过了1831年和1832年的冬天。之后,他居住了近十年在马萨诸塞州波士顿,在那里他有相当的时尚,在那里他描绘了一幅狄更斯(1842年)的画像。在佛罗伦萨,他在1881年去世。有一个传统,狄更斯访问波士顿时,新英格兰肖像画家已经摇尾乞怜在岸上,希望能成为第一个捕捉到画布上伟大的小说家的形象。但弗朗西斯亚历山大达成的作家远远超过他的同行 - 在一个小的进步船前往迎接他的船只狄更斯进入海港。朗费罗会后硬币动词Alexandered(,whangled),嗅着这样或那样的一个人到一个高度觊觎的邀请到党...
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Francis Alexander (3 de fevereiro de 1800 - 1881) foi um americano pintor de retratos. Ele nasceu em Killingly, Connecticut. Criado em uma fazenda, ele aprendeu sozinho o uso de cores, e em 1820 foi a Nova York e estudou pintura com Alexander Robertson. Ele passou os invernos de 1831 e 1832, em Roma. Depois, ele residiu durante quase uma década, em...
[Biography - Francis Alexander - 3Ko]
フランシスアレクサンダー(1800年2月3日 - 1881)肖像 - 画家アメリカ人だった。 彼はコネチカット、キリングリーで生まれた。農場で育った、彼は彼自身の色の使用を教え、1820年にニューヨークシティに行き、アレクサンダーロバートソンで絵画を学んだ。彼はローマで1831年と1832年の冬を過ごした。その後、彼はかなりの流行を持っていたボストン、マサチューセッツ州に約10年間居住し、そして彼は、チャールズディケンズ(1842)の肖像画を描いたところ。彼はフィレンツェに1881年に死亡した。ディケンズは、ボストンを訪問した際に、ニューイングランドの肖像のラインがキャンバスにすばらしい小説家のイメージをキャプチャするために最初にすることを望んで、海岸にすでにへつらうだと伝統がある。しかしフ...
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