Stuart, James
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British architect, painter and antiquarian. Born 1713, the son of a Scottish seaman in London (Ludgate), died there 2. 2. 1788. Buried in the crypt of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.


S. came from a lowly background, but his gifts for drawing, painting and languages were recognized and encouraged from an early age. After his father’s death, he worked in the studio of Lewis Goupy, which was famous for its painted fans with ancient Italian motifs.…

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Höcker, Christoph, “Stuart, James”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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