John Williams

Born: 1754
Died: 1818
Biography
Satirist, journalist, poet, dramatist, novelist; engraver, draughtsman, painter. Studied in the Royal Academy Schools from 6 December 1773; exhibited engravings and drawings at the Society of Arts and the Royal Academy 1770-5; from 1780 to 1783 painted portraits in Ireland. Afterwards worked mainly as a satiric writer in London. He adopted the pen-name 'Anthony Pasquin' in 1786.
 
Works of Art: 0
Books: 3
Archives: 4
The Royal Academicians. A Farce. As It Was Performed To the Astonishment of Mankind, by His Majesty's Servants, at the Stone House, in Utopia, in the Summer of 1786. -   - London: (1786)   
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Entered at Stationer's Hall. - Legislative Biography; Or, An Attempt To Ascertain The Merits And Principles Of The Most Admired Orators Of The British Senate. Being Intended As A Companion To The Parliamentary Reports. - By Anthony Pasquin, Esq. - [Epigraph] -   - London: [1795]   
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An Authentic History Of The Professors Of Painting, Sculpture, & Architecture, Who Have Practised In Ireland; Involving Original Letters From Sir Joshua Reynolds, Which prove him to have been illiterate. To Which Are Added, Memoirs of the Royal Academicians; Being an Attempt to Improve the Taste of the Realm. - By Anthony Pasquin, Esq. - [Epigraph] -   - [London,] [1796]   
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AND/4/95    Extract from a critique of the 1780 exhibition by Anthony Pasquin    [c.1870]    Item   
AND/4/89    Anderdon's notes on exhibit #59, by Benjamin West    [c.1870]    Item   
AND/4/90    Anderdon's notes on exhibit #62, by Thomas Gainsborough    [c.1870]    Item   
LAW/1/63    [draft] Thomas Lawrence, to [unknown]    [c.Jun 1794]    Item