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Charles Branwhite Snr AOWS (1817-1880)

Charles Branwhite Snr, AOWS (1817-1880)

Charles Branwhite was born in Bristol on 7 June 1817, the second son of the city’s outstanding miniature painter, Nathan Cooper Branwhite, and grandson of the poet, Peregrine Branwhite. Studying under his father, he initially developed as a sculptor, winning silver medals at the Society of Arts, London, and exhibiting at the Bristol Society of Artists. However, inspired by the example of William James Müller, he focused increasingly on painting in oil and watercolour. Remaining in Bristol, he exhibited locally and in London at the British Institution and the Royal Academy, with snow and frost scenes predominating. He became an Associate of the Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1849, and a member of the Royal West of England Academy in 1913. He died at his home, at Bramford House, Westfield Park, Clifton, Bristol on 15 February 1880.

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