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Frederick Piercy, ca 1830-??

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1830 ca
Place of Birth: Landport, Hampshire
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Frederick Piercy was a portrait, landscape and genre painter.


Piercy was active as an exhibitor between 1848 and 1882, showing at the Royal Academy and Society of British Artists, a society which was to elect JW its President in 1886. His works included A Portrait (1848) and A Garden Gate near that of Osborne (1857).

He is possibly the sculptor Frederick Hawkins Piercy, who also lived at 534 Caledonian Road in 1880 and exhibited at the Royal Academy in this year. Or this may have been a relative.

Piercy was a member of the Committee of the Burlington Fine Arts Club in 1867 when JW was expelled from the club as a result of a quarrel with his brother-in-law Francis Seymour Haden. Piercy was not amongst those who resigned with JW as a gesture of solidarity (#12959, #12960).


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