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Arthur Murch, ??-before 1891

Nationality: English
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Identity:

Arthur Murch was an artist. He married the figure and landscape painter Edith Edenborough (1850-1920), who later (1891) married the landscape and portrait painter Matthew Ridley Corbett.

Life:

Murch was a pupil of Charles Gleyre in 1859. He was active as an artist between 1859-1868. He was a friend of Val Prinsep and Frederic Leighton, whom he met in Rome, where he painted views of Rome and the Campagna. It was Leighton who convinced him to go Paris to draw. At the end of 1868 Murch left London for health reasons. Whilst he was away in 1869, JW made use of his studio, which, at 62 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, was just opposite the British Museum, giving JW easy access to its collections (#02825). Murch, like JW, was a member of The Arts Club between 1865 and 1877.

Bibliography:

Wood, Christopher, Dictionary of Victorian Painters, Woodbridge, 1971.Johnson, J., and A. Gruetzner, The Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980; Beresford, Sandra, Nino Costa ed i suoi amici inglesi, Circolo della Stampa, Milan, 1982.