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Hurlstone, Frederick Yeates

HURLSTONE, FREDERICK YEATES (1800-1869), English painter, was born in London, his father being a prcprietor of the Morning Chronicle. His grand-uncle, Richard Hurlstone, had been a well-known portrait-painter a generation earlier. F. Y. Hurlstone studied under Sir W. Beechey, Sir T. Lawrence and B. R. Haydon, and in 1820 became a student at the Royal Academy, where he soon began to exhibit. In 1823 he won the Academy's gold medal for historical painting. In 1831 he was elected to the Society of British Artists, of which in 1835 he became president; it was to their exhibitions that he sent most of his pictures, as he became a pronounced critic of the management of the Academy. He died in London on the loth of June 1869. His historical paintings and portraits were very numerous. Some of the most representative are " A Venetian Page " (1824), " The Enchantress Armida " (1831), " Eros " (1836), " Prisoner of Chillon " (1837), " Girl of Sorrento " (1847), " Boabdil " (1854), and his portrait of the 7th earl of Cavan (1833).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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