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 John Joshua Kirby

John Joshua Kirby

Birth
Wickham Market, Suffolk Coastal District, Suffolk, England
Death 20 Jun 1774 (aged 57–58)
Kew, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
Burial Kew, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 74732293 · View Source
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Artist, Author. The son of a land surveyor and topographer, Kirby was a landscape painter who served as President of the Society of Artists, officially known as the Incorporated Society of Artists of Great Britain, which encouraged the public exhibition of works of art by living artists. His main artistic focus was "linear perspective," based on the ideas of English mathematician Brook Taylor. He chronicled his ideas in several books, but is perhaps most noted for his pamphlet entitled: "Dr. Brook Taylor's Method of Perspective made Easy both in Theory and Practice," published in 1754. He was the father of British author Sarah Kirby Trimmer.

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  • Originally Created by: Samuel Taylor Geer
  • Added: 10 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74732293
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Joshua Kirby (1716–20 Jun 1774), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74732293, citing St. Anne Churchyard, Kew, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .