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Arthur Temple Felix Clay, 1842-1928

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 1842
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Date of Death: 1928
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Sir Arthur Temple Felix Clay was an amateur painter and sculptor.


Clay was educated at Trinity College in Cambridge. He painted genre, history and literary pictures, portraits and paintings of animals, exhibiting at the Royal Academy from 1874 to 1890, as well as at the New Gallery, Grosvenor Gallery, Glasgow Institute, Royal Hibernian Academy and New Watercolour Society. He also exhibited with the Society of British Artists, which elected Whistler its President in June 1886. He was a member of The Arts Club from 1873 until 1890. His works can be found in the London Law Courts, the War Office and the London Museum. He was included in the list of possible guests invited to Whistler's Criterion dinner in May 1899 (#05635).


Wood, Christopher, Dictionary of Victorian Painters Woodbridge, 1971.