Biography of Nattes, John Claude (British painter, ca.1765-1822)
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Jean-Claude Nattes was one of the most successful watercolour artists of his time. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1782 and 1814, and at the Old Watercolour Society. However, in 1807, at the height of his success, he was excluded from the watercolour society after accusations of exhibiting under his own name the work of other artists, and he never regained his reputation. In 1806, Nattes published an album of aquatints after his watercolours, Bath Illustrated by a Series of Views (1997.2)Three of these views are now in the Holburne Museum collections.
For more on Nattes, see Aldred, John, 'John Claude Nattes: An Anglo-French artist in Lancashire in 1807' in The British Art Journal, Vol. IV, no. 2, Summer 2003, pp. 91-92.