SAYER, George

1809 - 1888

George Sayer, was born at Beccles, Suffolk in 1809 and baptised at St Michael's Church, Beccles on 8 May 1809, son of William Sayer and his wife Rebecca née Hamby/Hanby, who married at Ellough, Suffolk in 1805. George exhibited at the Norwich Society of Artists in 1830, 'Hercules and Alceste', 'Portrait of a Polish Jew' and 'Portrait of a Swiss Patriarch', and in 1832 'The Hermit painted from Life', he also exhibited at the Society of British Artists from 75 Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, London in 1835, 'Portrait of a Gentleman' and three portraits at the Royal Academy between 1843 and 1848. His copy of Murillo's 'Virgin and Child' won a silver medal and the Royal Academy exhibition in 1835. He married at Marylebone, London in November 1848, Josephine Mary Elizabeth Taylor and in 1851, a 40[sic] year old artist painter, living at 8 Percy Street, St Pancras, London with his 29 year old wife Josephine and their newly born son George. His wife died at St Pancras in 1866 and in 1871 George was still at Percy Street, a 62 year old widowed portrait painter with his 21 year old son George. In 1881 George was still living at Percy Street, but with a 27 year old spinster daughter Ada Emily, and they had a lodger. He died at Wood Street, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham on 14 August 1888, aged 80, and buried at Barnard-Castle on 18 August 1888.




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