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Sir William Charles Ross

Sir William Charles Ross

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 20 Jan 1860 (aged 65)
Fitzrovia, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Burial Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 10586 · View Source
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Artist. Born in London, the son of Maria Smith and William Ross, both of whom were noted artists. As a boy, he showed marked artistic talent and was encouraged by his parents. In 1807, received an award from the Society of Arts for a chalk study, the following year, he was accepted into the school of the Royal Academy. In 1814, he joined the studio of miniaturist Andrew Robertson and and assistant and student, and within a few years his work had been recognized with several awards and medals from the Society of Arts. In 1817, he opened his own studio in London, catering to the social elite, including the Lord Mayor of London and several members of the royal family. In 1837, the new Queen commissioned a portrait. She admired the completed work, and appointed him Miniature Painter to the Queen. His clientèle expanded to include sitters from the the British peerage, the royal families of France, Belgium, Portugal, and Saxe-Coburg, and Queen Victoria's husband and children. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1838. In June 1842, he was knighted, and the following year he was elected a Royal Academician. In 1857, he suffered an apparent stroke from which he never fully recovered. He died several months later at age 65.

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  • Added: 10 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10586
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir William Charles Ross (3 Jun 1794–20 Jan 1860), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10586, citing Highgate Cemetery (West), Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .