Category Archives: Artist

We Know Where The Bodies Are Buried

The clearances which have taken place at St Nicholas Ground over time – but most significantly around 1950, removed many the monumental markers from the central areas, relocating them around the perimeter of the sites or removing them from the … Continue reading

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Laurentia Dorothea and the penniless portrait painter

Before her marriage to Francis Robertson, Laurentia Ross sat for Thomas Lawrence – then a jobbing artist, later to become President of the Royal Academy and acknowledged as the finest portrait painter of the Regency period. They were probably introduced … Continue reading

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Martin Archer Shee (1789 – 1850)

“ A skilful portrait painter, perfect gentleman and atrocious poet” Sir Nicholas Grimshaw PRA 2009 Poet, playwright, novelist and artist, Archer Shee was appointed President of  the Royal Academy in 1830. Of those remembered at the Rest Garden, the importance … Continue reading

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