Hayman, Francis

Hayman, Francis,

1708–76, English painter. Influenced by the French rococorococo
, style in architecture, especially in interiors and the decorative arts, which originated in France and was widely used in Europe in the 18th cent. The term may be derived from the French words rocaille and coquille
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 style, Hayman painted conversation pieces—landscape scenes peopled by fashionable contemporaries (see portraitureportraiture,
the art of representing the physical or psychological likeness of a real or imaginary individual. The principal portrait media are painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography. From earliest times the portrait has been considered a means to immortality.
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). He also worked as a designer at the Drury Lane Theatre.
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