b. in England, 1794; d. 1859. Brought to America in 1799, and after a short time at school, in Philadelphia, was apprenticed to a bookseller in New York. Returned to England 1811, and entered the Royal Academy schools, studying also under Benjamin West and Washington Allston. elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1821, and an academician in 1825. Returned to America to become professor of drawing at West Point in 1831, but returned to England the following year. From 1848 to 1851 was professor of painting at the Royal Academy. Author of the valuable 'handbook for young painters.' Garden scene from 'Romeo and Juliet.' 'Peter and the nurse, with a message from juliet to Romeo, whom they find in the garden with his friends.'" [P. 7.]
Illustrated Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. August 16 - October 25, 1884. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, Director of the Art Department. Editor of National Academy Notes and the Art Union Magazine. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company.
Artist professional affiliation: Royal Academician.