Guy Head [English Painter, 1762-1800]
Guy Head enrolled at the Royal Academy schools in 1778, and over the next few years he exhibited a variety of works in London. In 1785, Head moved to Amsterdam where he painted portraits for the Hope family of merchants; he subsequently moved to Italy. In 1787, Head was elected to the academy at Florence and the following year he settled in Rome. He stayed for eleven years, establishing a successful portrait and history painting practice.