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Cosway, Richard, R.A. (1740-1821), an English miniature painter, born at Tiverton. He showed early talent, and his father - master of Tiverton school - sent him to London, where be studied under Hudson, and at the Royal Academy. He became A.R.A. in 1770. and R.A. in the following year. In oils he took Correggio as his model, but it was miniature painting that brought his fame. He was appointed painter-in-ordinary to the Prince of Wales, and painted Mrs. FitzHerbert and others of the Prince's circle.