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Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5 "Cosway" to "Coucy"   By:

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Transcriber's notes:

(1) Numbers following letters (without space) like C2 were originally printed in subscript. When letters are subscripted, they are preceded by an underscore, like C n.

(2) Characters following a carat (^) were originally printed in superscript.

(3) Side notes were relocated to function as titles of their respective paragraphs.

(4) The following typographical errors have been corrected:

COTTINGTON: "He signed the surrender of Oxford in July 1646, and being excepted from the indemnity retired abroad." 'indemnity' amended from 'idemnity'.

COTTON: "Also, inside the young bolls which had been pierced a similar proliferation or growth of the tissue was set up ..." 'proliferation' amended from 'poliferation'.

COTTON: "Cotton Buying Company, which, constituted originally of twenty to thirty limited cotton spinning companies ..." 'thirty' amended from 'thrity'.

COTTON: "Though there are local rivalries there is nothing in competitive division to compare with the northern and southern sections in America ..." 'competitive' amended from 'cempetitive'.

COTTON: "a good many small manufacturers exist who have little capital and are practically financed by their agents or customers." 'financed' amended from 'financied'.

COTTON MANUFACTURE: "It is calculated by Professor Hasbach that the daily wages of spinners are about 5/10 to 6/10 at Oldham ..." '6/10' amended from '6/'.

COTTON SPINNING MACHINERY: "Open reeling forms lease, and seven of these are united in one hank by a lease band which retains the divisions." 'lease' amended from 'leas'.

ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA

A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, SCIENCES, LITERATURE AND GENERAL INFORMATION

ELEVENTH EDITION

VOLUME VII, SLICE V

Cosway to Coucy

Articles in This Slice:

COSWAY, RICHARD COTTER COTA DE MAGUAQUE, RODRIGO COTTESWOLD HILLS CÔTE D'OR COTTET, CHARLES COTES, ROGER COTTII REGNUM CÔTES DU NORD COTTIN, MARIE COTGRAVE, RANDLE COTTINGTON, FRANCIS COTTINGTON CÖTHEN COTTON (Anglo Indian administrators) COTMAN, JOHN SELL COTTON, CHARLES COTONEASTER COTTON, GEORGE EDWARD LYNCH COTOPAXI COTTON, JOHN COTRONE COTTON, SIR ROBERT BRUCE COTTA (German publishers) COTTON COTTA, BERNHARD VON COTTON MANUFACTURE COTTA, GAIUS AURELIUS COTTON SPINNING MACHINERY COTTABUS COTYS COTTBUS COUCH, DARIUS NASH COTTENHAM, CHARLES PEPYS COUCY, LE CHÂTELAIN DE

COSWAY, RICHARD (c. 1742 1821), English miniature painter, was baptized in 1742; his father was master of Blundell's school, Tiverton, where Cosway was educated, and his uncle mayor of that town. He it was who, in conjunction with the boy's godfather, persuaded the father to allow Richard to proceed to London before he was twelve years old, to take lessons in drawing, and undertook to support him there. On his arrival, the youthful artist won the first prize given by the newly founded Society of Arts, of the money value of five guineas. He went to Thomas Hudson for his earliest instruction, but remained with him only a few months, and then attended William Shipley's drawing class, where he remained until he began to work on his own account in 1760. He was one of the earliest members of the Royal Academy, Associate in 1770 and Royal Academician in 1771. His success in miniature painting is said to have been started by his clever portrait of Mrs Fitzherbert, which gave great satisfaction to the prince of Wales, and brought Cosway his earliest great patron. He speedily became one of the most popular artists of the day, and his residence at Schomberg House, Pall Mall, was a well known aristocratic rendezvous... Continue reading book >>


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