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, a house painter, and his wife Rebecca née Hamby/Hanby, who married at Ellough, Suffolk in 1805. George exhibited at the Norwich Society pf 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' which he also exhibited at the Royal Academy. 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, with a 27-year-old spinster daughter Ada Emily and they had a lodger. George Sayer died at Wood Street, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham on 14 August 1888, aged 80, and was buried at Barnard-Castle on 18 August 1888.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 11 Tavistock Street, Bedford Square, London
1843 332 Portrait of a Gentleman
1844 841 Portrait of an old Gentleman in his 83rd year
from 8 Percy Street, Rathbone Place, London
1848 81 Portrait of a Gentleman

Works by This Artist