MILLAR, James Henry Charles

1863 - 1929

Coastal Scene with Beached Boats

Born at Marylebone, London in 1863, son of James Lawrence Millar (1840-1881) and his wife Fanny Susanna Ellen née Bright (1839-1913), who was born at Saxmundham, Suffolk, and married at Marylebone in 1862. His mother was a niece of artist Henry Bright [q.v.]. In 1871 he and his 32 year old mother were living at 41 Clifton Road, Marylebone, the home of her aunt, 62 year old widow Margaret Todd, a stationer. His father died in 1881, aged 41, when Fanny was a 40[sic] year old boarding house proprietor living at 11 Harrington Road, Kensington with 17 year old James, a student. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1886-1890 and exhibited from 22 Anglesea Road, Ipswich in 1888, six pictures 'Condiment', 'A Coming Storm', 'Steamers Coaling, Sunset', 'Port Mizzen-Sand Carts', 'Sunlight in Water' and 'Gossip on the Beach' and he also exhibited five pictures and the Royal Academy. By 1891 James, now a 27 year old landscape painter was living at The Bryn, Padstow, Cornwall with his 52 year old mother and an indoor servant. He married in the Liskeard district of Cornwall in 1895, Mabel Josephine Key, but in 1901 was a 37 year old married artist boarding at 27 New Cavendish Street, Cornwall. In 1911 a 47 year old artist living at Trevone, Padstow, Cornwall with his 75 year old mother, 36 year old wife and their five children, all born in Cornwall, with a tutor and an indoor servant. He died in the Truro district in 1929, aged 65. Three of his paintings are in the Royal Collection including 'The Victoria & Albert II' and 'Pergola, Osborne'.

His children were
James Henry Bright
Norman Patrick Sylvester
Gery Damsy Lawence
Joyce Pamela Marjorie
Mary Elizabeth Dorothy




Works by This Painter