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Offline juliebeg

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Portrait Painter
« on: Thursday 15 November 12 18:40 GMT (UK) »
My GG Grandfather James Begbie is listed as being a portrait painter or artist on various census throughout his lifetime.  He lived near Regents Park London which I would have thought was a  fairly prosperous area.  Googling him doesnt have any results, but I wondered if anyone could point me in the direction of someone or somewhere who may have some knowledge of his paintings?

Many thanks

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Re: Portrait Painter
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 15 November 12 21:44 GMT (UK) »
He doesn't appear in the National Portrait Gallery's online list of names, but perhaps it would be worth contacting them anyway?

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Re: Portrait Painter
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 15 November 12 21:59 GMT (UK) »
Did he have any connection with Grimsby? An Irene Begbie, born there in 1894, exhibited from London in 1912 and Richmondhill, Surrey, in 1926. Her married name was Ellissen.

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Re: Portrait Painter
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 15 November 12 22:20 GMT (UK) »
Thanks GR2 - no he was a Scot, moved to London and stayed there until his death.

PrueM - will give them a try - thanks