NURSEY, Claude Lorraine Richard Wilson

1816 - 1873

Claude Lorraine Richard Wilson Nursey, was born at The Grove, Little Bealings, Suffolk and baptised at All Saints' church, Little Bealings on 10 May 1816, youngest son of Perry Nursey [1771-1840 q.v.] and his wife Anne née Simpson (1766-1844), his brothers included Revd Perry Nursey [q.v.] and Poussin Hazard Nursey [q.v.]. Claude was sent on probation to the Royal Academy, after which he entered the studio of Sir David Wilkie (1771-1840). He married at Bethnal Green, London on 20 March 1839, Anne Gedge and in 1841 living with his in-law family at Paradise Row, St Matthew, Bethnal Green, Middlesex. In 1843 they were living at New Street, St Matthews, Ipswich and the following year a landscape artist living in Berners Street, Ipswich. In 1846, Nursey was appointed Master of Leeds School of Design and whilst there, helped establish a similar school at Bradford but in 1849 was the first Headmaster of Belfast School of Design until 1854. In 1855 he was teaching art at Norwich Art School and for a time was Secretary to the Norwich Fine Art Association. He exhibited at the British Institute; Society of British Artists and the Royal Hibernian Academy between 1844 and 1871. In 1872 residing at Thorpe, Norwich where he died on 2 January 1873 and buried in Little Bealings churchyard.

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