BARRAUD, Francis Philip

1824 - 1900

Born at Camberwell, London on 19 July 1824, son of William Francis Barraud and his wife Sophia née Hull, who married at St Giles, London on 11 March 1809. One of several family artists which include brother Charles Decimus Barraud (1822-1897), others were Allan Barraud (1849-1913) and Charles James Barraud (1843-1894). Francis visited New Zealand on the 'Northfleet' in 1842 and some of his watercolours were exhibited with the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts from 1889 to 1897. He married at Croydon, Surrey in 1858, Mary Elizabeth Towers who died in 1864, when he married secondly in 1868 Mary Ann Peck. He worked almost exclusively in watercolour and was a partner of Lavers & Barraud, stained glass artists. In 1871, a 46 year old 'artist in glass' living at Addiscombe Road, Croydon with his 26 year old wife and four children, keeping four indoor servants. He produced a series of views of colleges, and another of cathedrals and was a member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1885-1890 when of 17 Sisters' Avenue, Lavender Hill, London exhibiting in 1885 three watercolours 'Norwich Cathedral', 'Amiens Cathedral' and 'Church of St Pierre Louvain, Belgium'. He died at Wandsworth, London in 1900, aged 75.




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