SAYER, George

1809 - 1888

Born at Beccles, Suffolk in 1809 and baptised at St Michael's church 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' and exhibited three portraits at the Royal Academy between 1843 and 1848 and at the Society of British Artists from 75 Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, London in 1835 'Portrait of a Gentleman'. 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 his 27 year old spinster daughter Ada Emily, and they had a lodger. He died in 1888, aged 80, and buried at Barnard-Castle, Durham on 18 August 1888.

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