FOLKARD, Robert William

1811 - 1835

Robert William Folkard, was born at Beccles, Suffolk in 1811 and baptised at Burnham Westgate, Norfolk on 30 May 1813, son of James Folkard (1751-1820), vetinary surgeon at Beccles, and his second wife Elizabeth née Brown. A Suffolk provincial painter who at one time was an assistant in the studio of Edwin Cooper [q.v.]. He exhibited at the Norwich Society of Artists from Beccles in 1832, 'Three-year Old - A Design' and in 1833, two paintings 'Brood Mare and Foals and Four-year-old' and 'The Portrait of a Favorite Pony and Dog, the property of Osmond Clark, Esq.' and his work is usually signed and dated. His portrait of ‘Mariner’ a black greyhound dated 1831 was auctioned by Sotheby’s in 1971 and again in 2004 when it sold for £1,315. Described as an animal and portrait painter when he died at Beccles, Suffolk on 9 November 1835, aged 24, and buried at Friends Burial Ground, Wymondham, Norfolk, seven days later.




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