James Francis Danby
(1816 - 22 October 1875)
Edest son of Francis Danby [q. v.], was born at Bristol in 1816, and first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1847. His subjects were usually scenes of sunrise or sunset, resembling his father's in execution, but not emulating his ideality. He was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy and British Institution, and died of apoplexy on 22 Oct. 1875.
[Bryan's Dict. of Painters; Men of the Reign.]
DANBY, James Francis, (1816–1875), an English landscape painter, the son of Francis Danby, A.R.A., was bom at Bristol in 1816. His works appeared at the Royal Academj', and at the Society of British Artists, of which latter he was a member. He died of apoplexy in London in 1875. He excelled in depicting sunrise and sunset.
Danby, James. (1816–1875), (Brit.) Son of Francis Danby, A. R. A. He died in 1875. He devoted himself to marine painting with considerable success, and exhibited for many years at the Royal Academy and elsewhere in London and the Provinces. Among his works are:
Artists of the Nineteenth Century & their Works, Clara Erskine Clement and Laurence Hutton, 1879.
Landscape Painter. Was born in Bristol in 1816, the elder son of Francis Danby (q.v.). He painted in the style of his father, excelling in sunset effects, and was particularly successful in his coast scenes where he found opportunities for rendering the effects of atmosphere in which he delighted. He was a constant exhibitor in the Royal Academy from 1842 until his death, and also at the British Institution and at the Society of British Artists, of which he was a member. He practised his profession mainly in London, but seems to have visited Ireland, as several of his exhibited works were of Irish scenery, such as "Blackrock Castle, with the Wicklow Mountains," R.A., 1851; "Wicklow Mountains," 1852; "Dublin Lighthouse," 1858, and "Carrickfergus Castle," 1867. He occasionally contributed to the Royal Hibernian Academy between 1849 and 1871. In the Victoria and Albert Museum is his "Houses of Parliament from the river," signed and dated 1864. A small oil picture, "The last Gleam of Sunset," in the National Gallery of Ireland, is probably by him.
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