BORN 13 Jun 1799, Lancashire - DIED 23 Jan 1881, Greater London|
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (141/PS (27682))
George Danson was the son of a ship owner from Liverpool. After his father died bankrupt he worked as an apprentice for T and J Shrigley, painters, grainers, and japanners. After he completed it he went London, where the Royal Academy exhibited two of his paintings in 1823. In 1824 he married Ann Ireland.
He worked as a scene painter for showman Andrew Ducrow and for many theatres in London. He also created large panarama's, like "Napoleon's Passage of the Alps". His sons Thomas (1829-1917) and Robert (1836-1917) joined his business that was known as Danson and Sons by the late 1840s. Charles Dickens was a friend.
was a friend of Dickens, Charles John Huffham
cooperated with Ducrow, Andrew
designed grave monument of Ducrow, Andrew
Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997
Tales from a Scenic Artist and Scholar. Part 391 – The Danson Family of Scenic Artists – Drypigment.net