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 (27 September 1799-14 January 1860), rector of St Olave Jewry, London and his second wife Augusta Maria née Lally (11 August 1816-10 September 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 (23 September 1805-14 November 1841), who married at York on 3 October 1829, and by whom he had four sons, Thomas (born 1830), Henry Meux (1832-1900), Eustace Writhesley (born 1834) and Wilfred (1839-1905), either surnamed 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 in 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. His exhibitions, mainly at the Royal Society of British Artists from 1 North Road, Clapham Park, London show his travel pattern and include a 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', in 1890 an oil 'Afon Wen, North Wales' and his last was probably that at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1916, when he exhibited from Roxby, 24 Bedford Avenue, High Barnet, a watercolour 'Hampstead Heath'. Carus Wilson Roxby died at 24 Bedford Avenue, Barnet, London on 22 August 1916, he was unmarried and his effects at probate were 5,947.

Works by This Artist