LOVE, Horatio Beevor

1800 - 1838


Horatio Beevor Love, sometimes Horace Beevor Love, was born at Norwich on 7 December 1800 and baptised at the Old Meeting House-Independent, Norwich on 8 January 1801, twin with James Thompson Love (7 December 1800-26 May 1807) of Samuel Love (22 July 1760-15 April 1844), a plumber and glazier, and his namesake wife Lydia née Love (2 April 1761-2 March 1817), who married at St Martin at the Oak Church, Norwich on 1 May 1785. As a son of a freeman was admitted a Freeman of the City of Norwich on 18 December 1824 as a miniature painter. An exhibitor at the Norwich Society of Artists from Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk in 1819, two paintings 'Moonlight' and 'Sea Storm' he exhibited again in 1821 and 1823 but no address is given, but in 1823 his address was King Street, Norwich and the following year Magdalen Street, Norwich. From 1828 his address was Dove Lane, Norwich which was his home until 1833 when he was at Pottergate Street, Norwich and between those year exhibited over 100 drawings and paintings. A painter in watercolour of portraits of fellow artists, such as John Sell Cotman, John Berney Crome and James Stark and, together with Cotman, founded the Norwich Artists' Conversazione in 1829 (Minute Books 1829-1839 BL. Add MS 37033). He married at St Helen, Norwich on 19 April 1824, Mary Anne Towell (24 November 1803-1841) and had issue. Horatio Beevor Love died at his home in Norwich 'after a long and severe affliction' on 13 August and was buried at St John the Baptist at Maddermarket, Norwich on 19 August 1838, aged 37. He left a widow and four small children unprovided for and a subscription was set on foot for the benefit of the widow and fatherless.

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