DUKES, Charles

1803 - 1865

Charles Dukes

Charles Dukes, was born in London on 31 August 1803, but not baptised at St Matthew Bethnal Green, London until 29 April 1835, son of Thomas Dukes (died Stepney 24 May 1835) and his wife Ester née Mann (died 1862), who married at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London in 1802. In 1841, Charles was living at 1 Turner Street, Commercial Road, Stepney with his c.55 year old widowed mother Ester and in 1851, a 45[sic] year old unmarried artist, living at Camden Street, St Pancras, London, the home of 38 year old picture dealer, William Edward Bates and his family. A landscape and rustic genre painter working in London, his subjects are mainly cottage or country scenes. He exhibited over 100 works between the Royal Academy, British Institution and the Royal Society of British Artists, from Commercial Chambers, Mincing Lane, London in 1829 and from various London addresses until 1865 also, at the Suffolk Fine Arts Society [q.v.] at Ipswich in 1850, from 1 Eversholt Street, Hampstead Road, Hampstead, London when he had on show two oils, 'The Gipsy Mother' and 'The Golden Age'. He died at Chiswick, Middlesex on 9 September 1865. He painted a self-portrait, oil on canvas 76cm x 63.5cm which has an old label on verso 'Charles Dukes, Artist, Painted by himself'.

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