WILLCOCK, George Burrell

c.1811 - 1852

Born at Bath, Somerset about 1811. George began his career as a coach painter and then became a pupil of James Stark [q.v.] in London and reputably studied under John Constable [q.v.]. A landscape painter in oil and watercolour, painting in many parts of the country but many of his paintings were of Devonshire and Suffolk subjects and exhibited at Suffolk Street Gallery from 1839 as well as at the Royal Academy, the British Institute and elsewhere including at the Suffolk Fine Art Association [q.v.] at Ipswich in 1850, three works 'View on the Thames', 'Brighton Beach' and 'Ruins of Bramber Castle, Sussex'. He married at St Martin in the Fields, London on 20 April 1844, Fanny Crawford and in 1851 a 39 year old 'landscape artist' with his studio in Albany Street, Regent's Park, St Pancras, London with his 34 year old wife Fanny, born Taunton, Somerset. He died at Chepstow Terrace, Bayswater, London in 1852, with probate being granted to his wife Fanny.




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