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Andrew Plimer

Andrew Plimer (1763 - 1837)

Andrew and older brother Nathaniel trained as clock makers but both ran away from home and travelled for over two years in Wales and the west of England with a troupe of Gypsies. About 1781 they settled in London where Andrew took up work as a manservant to Richard Cosway, who later trained him in portrait painting. Cosway had a special regards and affection for Andrew and is reported as saying "Andrew will be my Elisha". rAndrew left Cosway's house in 1785 and set up his own studio at 32 Great Maddox Street.Plimer only stayed at Great Maddox street for one year, for the following year the Royal Academy catalogue notes his address as s being 3 Golden Square.
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