GILBERT, Arthur

1819 - 1895

Arthur Gilbert

As Arthur Gilbert Frederick Williams, he was born Newington Butts Road, Stoke Newington, London on 19 December 1819, fourth son of artist Edward Williams [q.v.] and his wife Ann née Hildebrandt (1781-1851), who married at St Pancras, London on 12 February 1806 and a member of the Williams family of painters so to distinguish himself from them he went by his two first names. His father, a landscape artist, taught him how to paint otherwise he received no formal instruction. He married at St Martin in the Fields, London on 23 January 1843, Elizabeth Jane Williams, who died in 1848 leaving a daughter Kate (18431916), and secondly at Barnes Parish Church on 28 June 1854, Sarah Godfrey and they had a son, Horace (18551928). He specialised in small, very carefully painted and dramatically lit scenes and as Arthur Gilbert he exhibited at Suffolk Fine Art Association [q.v.] at Ipswich in 1850, two works 'On the Thames, near Wargrave, Berkshire' and 'A River Scene, from Nature' but mostly exhibited at Suffolk Street Galleries in London. He died at 5 Canterbury Road, Croydon, Surrey on 21 April 1895, aged 75.




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