George Hardy

(December, 1822 - October to December, 1909)

English genre painter, a member of the Cranbrook Colony and eldest brother to Frederick Daniel Hardy. Hardy was born in Brighton in Sussex the first son (of 8 children) of George Hardy (b. 1796 in London), a musician to George IV, Queen Adelaide, and Queen Victoria in the Royal household at Windsor. His mother was Sarah Lloyd (b. 1804). Hardy became an oil painter of light-hearted genre subjects and moved to the artists' colony in Cranbrook in Kent. He married Ellen Hutton in May 1862, and the couple had 3 children. In later years George lived with his daughter's family in Eastbourne where he died in 1909, at the age of 86.en.wikipedia

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The Family record of George Hardy

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