SEALY, Allen Culpepper

1850 - 1927

Allen Culpepper Sealy, was born at Field Grove House, Bitton, Keynsham, Somerset and baptised on 10 September 1850, third son of Thomas Sealy (1810-7 May 1886), a landowner, and his wife Ann née Humfrey (1821-22 August 1902), who married at Bristol on 9 February 1843. Allan was educated at a boarding school, Elm Grove House, Manchester Street, Littleham St Thomas, Devon but was back home at Bitton in 1871, from where he studied at Bristol School of Art. He married at St Mary Major, Exeter on 23 August 1880, Elizabeth Phillipa Pine Harris (1855-21 March 1944), youngest daughter of James Harris and his wife Pine Coffin. In 1881, Sealy was a 30 year old artist, living at 12 Melina Place, Marylebone, London with his 25 year old wife Phillipa, who was born in Devon. A landscape artist but was mainly an equestrian painter and he travelled extensively on commissions, in 1891 he was at Doncaster, South Yorkshire, 1901 Rochester, Kent and in 1911 at Exmouth, Devon. He must also have been at Newmarket, Suffolk where he had several commissions and his ‘Kingwood’ is in the National Horseracing Museum at Newmarket. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1875 and 1886 also exhibiting at Birmingham Royal Society of Artists; Fine Art Society; Liverpool Walker Art Gallery; Manchester City Art Gallery; Royal Society of British Artists; Royal Hibernian Academy and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He died at Park Cottage, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset on 11 November 1927.

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