LAPORTE, George Henry

1802 - 1873

Baptised at Marylebone, London on 7 December 1802, son and pupil of artist and teacher John Laporte (1761-1839), and his wife Martha, who married at Hackney, London on 19 January 1800. A sporting painter whose work includes depictions of all aspects of country life: hunting, racing, shooting and animal still-lives. A founder member of Institute of Painters in Water-colours, where he exhibited regularly and also exhibited at the Suffolk Fine Arts Association [q.v.] at Ipswich in 1850 a watercolour 'A Hawking Party'. Many of his paintings were engraved for 'The Sporting Magazine' and other journals. Laporte enjoyed a wide and prosperous patronage, and was appointed Animal Painter to the Duke of Cumberland and the King of Hanover. George married at St Mary Paddington, London on 1 October 1850, Eliza Elgie and in 1861, a 58 year old 'artist animal painter' living at 13 Norfolk Square, Paddington, London with his 48 year old wife Eliza and 8 year old daughter Georgina Dora, all born in London and ten years later were still at the same address. He died at 13 Norfolk Square, London on 23 October 1873, aged 71.




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