LOUND, Thomas

c.1801 - 1861

Thomas Lound

Born at Beeston, Norfolk, about 1802, son of Thomas Lound and his wife Mary, but probably the Thomas Lownd, son of Thomas and Mary, who was baptised at Sprowston, Norwich on 9 August 1801. As Thomas Lound, jr. he married at St Simon & St Jude, Norwich on 25 December 1821, Harriet Wetherill and in 1851 a 49 year old 'fire insurance agent' living at [Lower] King Street, Norwich with his 49 year old wife Harriet, born Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and three daughters Matilda 22, Harriet 16 and Ellen 11, all born at Norwich. A manager in the brewery trade for some 35 years at Charles Tompson & Sons and was also an agent for the County Fire and Provident Life Offices and regularly advertised his services in local newspapers. An amateur landscape painter, mainly in watercolour, is believed to have been a pupil of John Sell Cotman whose work he began by copying, as well as that of John Crome, Joseph Stannard and David Cox. He joined the Norwich Society of Artists in 1820 and exhibited with them until 1833. He was actively involved in the establishment of the Norwich School of Design which was formally opened in 1846. He exhibited in London 1845-185 including nineteen pictures at the Royal Academy but was unsuccessful as a candidate for membership of the New Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1856. His subjects are almost all Norfolk although he exhibited a view of Windermere in 1825 and one of Richmond, Yorkshire in 1854 and is also known to have visited Wales. He exhibited at the Suffolk Fine Art Association [q.v.] at Ipswich in 1850 three oil paintings 'A Boat-builders Yard', 'Old Tower, Great Yarmouth' and 'Draining Mill, Ely' and three watercolours 'Castle Rising Castle', 'Caistor Castle, Norfolk' and 'Ely, from the Meadows'. Also a keen amateur photographer and, as a committee member of the Norwich Photographic Society, showed five of his own photographs in its 1856 exhibition. They were all printed from wax paper negatives; two of Ely Cathedral, two of Bromholm(e) Priory and one of the Fish Market, Norwich. Following Loundís death in 1861, Spelman of Norwich sold his effects by auction in the Exhibition Room at the Bazaar, St Andrew's, Norwich. In addition to pictures and drawings, the sale included a camera lucida, photographs and photographic equipment.






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