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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). His son Gerald was an architect. 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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