Boyce, George Price

PAINTER (GREAT-BRITAIN)
BORN 24 Sep 1826, London: Gray's Inn Terrace - DIED 9 Feb 1897, London: West House, Glebe-place, Chelsea
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (077 IC (11012))

George Price Boyce was the son of a wine merchant who became a pawnbroker. He studied in Paris and worked for four years for an architect named Little. After meeting the painter David Cox in 1849 he decided to switch from architecture to watercolour painting. In 1849 he also met Gabriel dante Rossetti and in 1853 he met William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais. In 1854 he visited Venice to sketch subjects recommended by John Ruskin. In the late 1850s he mostly painted English landscapes.

After his sister, the painter Joanna Mary Boyce, died in 1861 he visited Egypt until 1862. In 1864 he became an associate of the Royal Watercolour Society and in 1878 a full member. In 1871 he moved to West House in Chelsea. It was designed by his friend Philip Webb. In 1893 he stopped painting because of bad health. He died in West House in 1897.

The diaries he kept from 1851 until 1875 contain a huge amount of information about the art world. He owned of a collection of drawings by Gabriel Dante Rossetti.

Related persons
• admired Cornforth, Fanny
• admired Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
• knew Ruskin, John

Images

The grave of George Price Boyce at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (17 Aug 2017)

 

The grave of George Price Boyce at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (17 Aug 2017)

 

Sources
• Whelchel, Harriet (ed.), John Ruskin and the Victorian Eye, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1993
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Boyer, Isabelle Eugénie

Published: 2 Sep 2018
Last update: 2 Sep 2018