ROXBY, Carus Wilson

1845 - 1916

Carus Wilson Roxby, was born at St Olave Jewry, London on 26 December 1845 and baptised on 23 April 1846, second of the three sons of Revd Henry Roxby Roxby (1799-1860), rector of St Olave Jewry, London and his second wife Augusta Maria née Lally (1816-1898), who married at Knaresborough, Yorkshire on 11 October 1843. Revd Henry Roxby Maude, had changed his name on 3 February 1837 to Henry Roxby Roxby, and his first wife was Jane née Meux (1805-1841), who married on 3 October 1829, by whom he had four sons Thomas (born 1830), Henry Meux (1832-1900), Eustace Writhesley (born 1834) and Wilfred (1839-1905), either Maude or Roxby. Carus studied art abroad and in 1881, a 35 year old artist, living at 10 North Road, Clapham, London with his 64 year old widowed mother and were still living there in 1891. On his mother's death on 10 September 1898, he moved to 12 Ashburton Road, Alverstoke, Hampshire and in 1911, a 65 year old painter in watercolour, living at 64 Arundel Road, Littlehampton, Sussex with two indoor servants. He died at 24 Bedford Avenue, Barnet, London on 22 August 1916, he was unmarried and his effects at probate were £5,947. His exhibitions, mainly at the Royal Society of British Artists from 1 North Road, Clapham Park, London show his travel pattern and include watercolour in 1886 'At the Cottage Door, Brittany', in 1888 an oil 'Walberswick Pier', in 1889 an oil 'Easton Broad, Suffolk', in 1889 a watercolour 'View from Common, Southwold' and an oil 'Walberswick Harbour' and in 1890 an oil 'Afon Wen, North Wales'.

Works by This Artist