HODGSON, David

1798 - 1864

Born on 13 June 1798 and baptised at St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk on 19 June 1798, son of Charles Hodgson (1769-1856), an artist, and his wife Nanny née Chisswell, who married at North Walsham, Norfolk on 15 May 1796. A pupil of his father and of John Crome (1768-1821) with whom he accompanied on sketching tours. David married at St George-Tombland, Norwich on 5 December 1822 Frances Stone. He built up a teaching practice and became drawing master at Norwich Grammar School. His subjects, both in oil and watercolour, are generally old houses and lively street scenes in Norwich and Norfolk and he exhibited at Norwich from 1813, also exhibiting at Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle and at the Suffolk Fine Art Association [q.v.] held at Ipswich in 1850 he had on show five works 'Meadow Scene, Trowse near Norwich', 'Lane Scene: Eaton, near Norwich', 'Meadow Scene: Higham near Norwich', 'Nave of Norwich Cathedral, looking East' and 'Water-Gate on the Banks of the Wensum'. He was buried at St George-Tombland, Norwich on 26 April 1864.






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