Artist biography

BALTHASAR NEBOT active 1730-after 1765

Painter of open-air genre scenes, topographical landscape and some portraits: his portrait of Thomas Coram with the Foundling Hospital in the background was engraved 1751. Life obscure. Waterhouse (1981, p.255) records that he was of Spanish origin and married in London 1729/30; Harris (1979, p.160) suggests that he established himself within a circle of genre painters working in and around Convent Garden, including Peter Angellis (q.v., whose subjects of fishmongers' and vegetable-sellers' stalls are close to Nebot's), Joseph van Aken (q.v.) and ?Peter Rysbrack. Known for his paintings of market scenes in the 1730s, for a series of views of Hartwell House and its gardens, Bucks., 1738 and for fourteen views at Studley Royal and Fountains Abbey, one dated 1762.

Published in:
Elizabeth Einberg and Judy Egerton, The Age of Hogarth: British Painters Born 1675-1709, Tate Gallery Collections, II, London 1988