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CHARLES I’ANSON, 19th-century Painter
(taken from Google Answers, researcher scriptor-ga)

Charles I'Anson was born in London (Marylebone District, Middlesex) in September 1849 as the first child of Charles I’Anson and Sarah Caroline Matthews.

  • He later became a landscape painter, working in London. 
  • His career as an artist surely started well before 1875, because from that year on he often participated in art exhibitions in London. 
  • Obviously, Charles I'Anson enjoyed a certain reputation as a painter since his works were shown at exhibitions of the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, the New Water-Colour Society, the New English Art Club, and other institutions.
  • The favourite subject of his paintings were depictions of imaginative landscapes and coastal sceneries as well as motifs from the Counties of Yorkshire, Hampshire, Suffolk, Sussex, Dorset, and South Wales.
  • His last known activities as a painter date from 1905; though I did not find his date of death, it seems possible that he died that year or short time later.

Charles I'Anson is mentioned in the following sources:

  • Algernon Graves: Dictionary of artists who have exhibited works in the principal London exhibitions from 1760-1893. Published by Henry Graves, London, 1895.
  • Algernon Graves: The Royal Academy of Arts. A Complete Dictionary of Contributors and their Works from its foundation in 1769 to 1904, vol. IV. London, 1906.
  • Catalogue of the Royal Academy of Arts, 1905.
  • Jane Johnson: Works exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists, 1824-1893 and the New English Art Club, 1888-1917. An Antique Collectors' Club research project. Published by Woodbridge, Suffolk / The Antique Collectors' Club, 1975. ISBN: 0902028359.
  • Christopher Wood: The Dictionary of Victorian Painters. Published by Woodbridge, Suffolk / The Antique Collectors' Club, 1978. Two volumes.
Most of the biographical information above derives from these two German art encyclopedias:
  • Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler

  • vol. 18. Hans Vollmer, editor. Published by Verlag E. A. Seemann, Leipzig, 1925.
  • Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon

  • . Bio-bibliographischer Index A-Z, vol. 5. Published by K. G. Saur Verlag, München/Leipzig, 2000. 
C. I'Anson:Watercolour-Marine Scene

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Though credited to "C. I. Anson" in the description, this watercolour actually signed "C. I'Anson". 

Charles I'Anson: The Estuary, oil painting

"The Estuary", oil on canvas.

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