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Thomas Prichard Rossiter (1817 - 1871)

An American painter who worked extensively in Europe, Thomas Prichard Rossiter was born in New Haven Connecticut. Over the course of his life, he would study in Paris and London and own a studio in Rome.

Rossiter is generally included with the Hudson River School of artists though he is more known for his religious works-including a series of works that chronicle the life of Christ-while the Hudson River School is associated with landscape paintings. Thomas Prichard Rossiter concentrated on portraiture and in the depiction of historical events. His affiliation with the Hudson River School owes more to his realism and the influence of the Old Masters seen in his execution.

Thomas Prichard Rossiter started his studies in his native Connecticut, under Nathaniel Jocelyn. In the late 1830s and early 1840's, he worked in London and in Paris, chiefly as a portrait artist.

He lived and worked in Rome from 1841 - 1846 and operated a studio in Paris from 1853 - 1856. He later established himself in New York, focusing on his Biblically-inspired paintings. His work was popular at the time, winning him a gold medal at the 1855 Universal Exposition for his painting "Venice in the Fifteenth Century"

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