PULLER, John Anthony

1799 - 1886

John Anthony Puller was born at Bethnal Green, London on 22 January and baptised at St Mathhew's, Bethnal Green on 24 February 1799, son of Joshua Puller and his wife Elizabeth Ann née Cullen, who married at Stepney on 17 November 1791. His paintings were first recorded in 1821 when he exhibited two landscapes in oils at the Royal Academy and in the following year he began exhibiting at the British Institution and in 1825 at the Royal Society of British Artists exhibited at these three institutions over 170 paintings in over 40 years and also exhibited at the Suffolk Fine Arts Association [q.v.] at Ipswich in 1850 'Titlebat Fishers'. His early works were landscapes but within ten years was producing mainly genre scenes, many in oval oils on board. A lot of these ovals are identical to Abraham Le Blond's ovals and with the same titles. Puller's working life was spent in the East End of London with addresses in Mile End, Shoreditch and the Hackney Road. In 1851, a 52 year old artist landscape painter, living at Gloucester Street, Shoreditch with his 67 year old wife Mary, born Bethnal Green, London. John Anthony Puller exhibited his last painting in 1867 less than a year before his wife Mary died. He later moved to Clapham and died at the home of his niece in Forest Hill on 30 November 1886, a few weeks before his 88th birthday.





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