Saturday, July 26, 2008

Francis Stephen Cary

oil on canvas
believed to have been exhibited in 1843 at the RA
1808 - 1880.
Not mentioned by Christopher Wood. The son of Rev. Francis Cary, assistant keeper of printed books at the ritish Museum. Through his father he met the literary fifures of his time like Charles and Mary Lamb.He travelled abroad and took over Sass's Academy in 1842 which was renamed Carey's. His pupils included Millais and Rossetti. He continued to paint and exhibited at the RA, genre, historical, literary and religious subjects.
(Mary Lamb portrait)


Anonymous said...

Good sleuthing on the painting.
The artist's surname is spelled "Cary." He ran Sass's school until it closed in 1874.
Jason Rosenfeld

Hermes said...

Quite right, my mistake, I've changed it now - thanks.