Fripp, George Arthur

BORN 13 Jun 1813, Bristol - DIED 17 Oct 1895, London: Hampstead
GRAVE LOCATION London: Highgate Cemetery East, Swain's Lane, Highgate

George Arthur Fripp was the grandson of the painter Nicholas Pocock. His brother Alfred Downing Fripp and his nephew Henry Charles Innes Fripp were also a painters.

James Baker Pyne and Samuel Jackson were his teachers. In 1832 he first exhibited at the Bristol Society of Arts. He travelled to Europe with William James Müller (1812-1845). They spent two months in Venice where they sketched fromn gondola's.

Initially he mostly painted portraits but he moved to landscapes. He was specialised in watercolours. In 1845 he became a full member of the Society of Painters in Watercolours.

In 1846 he married Mary Percival. They had twelve children and two of them became painters as well. During the 1850s and 1860s he often painted in Wales and Scotland. Queen Victoria was an admirer and in 1864 he painted local views for her during a stay at Balmoral.


The grave of George Arthur Fripp at Highgate Cemetery East, London.
Picture by Androom (28 Mar 2016)


Highgate Cemetery (East), Friends of Highgate Cemetery
George Arthur Fripp - Wikipedia

Frith, William Powell

Published: 04 Mar 2017
Last update: 20 Apr 2022