François Louis Thomas Francia

(1772 - 1839)
François Louis Thomas Francia was a French watercolour painter born in Calais and famous for his shore landscapes. He spent much of the earlier part of his life in England. The British painter Richard Parkes Bonington was his pupil.

Francia was born at Calais on 21 December 1772, and was taken early in life to London by his father, a refugee.

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