CHARLES I’ANSON, 19th-century
(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
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
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.
Most of the biographical information above derives from
these two German art encyclopedias:
Christopher Wood: The Dictionary of Victorian Painters.
Published by Woodbridge, Suffolk / The Antique Collectors' Club, 1978.
Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler
vol. 18. Hans Vollmer, editor. Published by Verlag
E. A. Seemann, Leipzig, 1925.
. Bio-bibliographischer Index A-Z, vol. 5. Published
by K. G. Saur Verlag, München/Leipzig, 2000.
Though credited to "C. I. Anson" in the description,
this watercolour actually signed "C. I'Anson".
"The Estuary", oil on canvas.