||Hutchison, Joseph (British artist, 1747-1830)
||Joseph Hutchison (Hutchinson or Hutchisson) arrived in London from his native Dublin around 1790, and by the mid-1790s had moved to Bath. His first address was 1, Westgate Buildings, next door to Thomas Beach. He painted in oil as well as miniature and appears to have made his name in Bath through portraits of Venanzio Rauzzini (1747-1810), the composer, singer and Director of Bath Concerts. A sensitive oil portrait of Rauzzini from the collection of the Victoria Art Gallery hangs in the Pump Room, and a fine miniature in the same collection was engraved by the Bristol engraver Robert Hancock (d.1817); its publication was announced in the Bath Chronicle of 15 May 1800. There are also portraits by Hutchison in the Victoria Art Gallery collection of the local agricultural reformer John Billingsley (1747-1811), and of William Clark (1752-1827), one of the proprietors of the Northgate Brewery. The former hangs in the Guildhall, the latter in the Assembly Rooms. Hutchison painted many musicians besides Rauzzini, including the soprano Nancy Storace (the first Susanna in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro), and in 1801 he painted the Duchess of York on her visit to Bath.
Objects by Hutchison, Joseph (British artist, 1747-1830)