Born Hartlepool. Painter. He met and became friends with Dante Gabriel Rossetti in 1864, who along with John Ruskin gave him practical help in his work. From 1865 to 1867 he collaborated on a group portrait of Queen Victoria and her family, which he described as a period of ‘hateful slavery’. Died Morayfield, Kingston Road, Merton.
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk