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John Callcott Horsley

Person  Male  Born 29/1/1817  Died 18/10/1903

Categories: Art

Painter. Born Brompton Row. Designer of the first Christmas card. His sister married I. K. Brunel. A religious man, his objection to the prevalence of paintings of nudes caused 'Punch' to nickname him "Mr J. C(lothes) Horsley" (a pun on clothes horse, ho, ho, ho). Died 1 High Row, Kensington.

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Royal Albert Hall frieze

This ornate frieze, titled "The Triumph of Art and Letters", encircles the bu...

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