SAYER, George

1809 - 1888

George Sayer was born at Beccles, Suffolk in 1809 and baptised at St Michael's Church, Beccles on 8 May 1809, son of William Sayer, a house painter, and his wife Rebecca née Hamby/Hanby, who married at Ellough, Suffolk in 1805. George exhibited at the Norwich Society pf Artists in 1830, 'Hercules and Alceste', 'Portrait of a Polish Jew' and 'Portrait of a Swiss Patriarch' and in 1832 'The Hermit painted from Life', he also exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists from 75 Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, London in 1835, 'Portrait of a Gentleman' which he also exhibited at the Royal Academy. He married at Marylebone, London in November 1848, Josephine Mary Elizabeth Taylor and in 1851, a 40 [sic] year-old artist painter, living at 8 Percy Street, St Pancras, London with his 29-year-old wife Josephine and their newly born son George. His wife died at St Pancras in 1866 and in 1871 George was still at Percy Street, a 62-year-old widowed portrait painter, with his 21-year-old son George. In 1881 George was still living at Percy Street, with a 27-year-old spinster daughter Ada Emily and they had a lodger. George Sayer died at Wood Street, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham on 14 August 1888, aged 80, and was buried at Barnard-Castle on 18 August 1888.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 11 Tavistock Street, Bedford Square, London
1843 332 Portrait of a Gentleman
1844 841 Portrait of an old Gentleman in his 83rd year
from 8 Percy Street, Rathbone Place, London
1848 81 Portrait of a Gentleman

Works by This Artist