SEALY, Allen Culpeper

1850 - 1927

Born at Field Grove House, Bitton, Keynsham, Somerset and baptised on 10 September 1850, son of Thomas Sealy, a small landowner, and his wife Ann née Rowles, who married at Bristol in 1843. He was sent to a boarding school, Elm Grove House, Manchester Street, Littleham St Thomas, Devon but was back home at Bitton in 1871 from where he may have studied at Bristol School of Art. He married at St Mary Major, Exeter on 23 August 1880, Elizabeth Phillipa Pine Harris and the following year, a 30 year old artist living at 12 Melina Place, Marylebone, London with his 25 year old wife Phillipa, who was born in Devon. A landscape artist but was mainly an equestrian painter and he travelled extensively on commissions; in 1891 he was at Doncaster, South Yorkshire, 1901 Rochester, Kent and in 1911 at Exmouth, Devon. He must also have been at Newmarket, Suffolk where he had several commissions and his ‘Kingwood’ is in the National Horseracing Museum at Newmarket. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1875 and 1886 also exhibiting at Birmingham Royal Society of Artists; Fine Art Society; Liverpool Walker Art Gallery; Manchester City Art Gallery; Royal Society of British Artists; Royal Hibernian Academy and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He died at Parkstone, Poole, Dorset in 1927 and his wife followed him in 1928, they had no issue.




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