Stocks, Arthur (1846-1889)

Arthur Stocks (1846-1889), third son of Lumb Stocks, was born in London on 9 April 1846, and educated at the Islington Proprietary School. He was at first a pupil of his father, but afterwards gave up engraving and entered the schools of the Royal Academy, where he gained in 1868 a silver medal for painting from the life. His first appearance as a painter was in 1866, when he sent to the Society of British Artists a picture entitled ‘’Twas a famous Victory.’ In 1867 he sent to the Royal Academy ‘Christmas Upstairs’ and ‘The Expected Letter,’ and these were followed in subsequent years by ‘A Review at Chelsea,’ ‘Mending the Old Cradle,’ ‘The Best of Husbands,’ ‘Her Last Sacrament,’ ‘Sermon Time,’ engraved in mezzotint by his brother, Bernard O. Stocks, ‘At Last,’ and ‘A Friend of Mine, Grandfather,’ and ‘The Sands of Time.’ The last two were at the Royal Academy in 1889. He exhibited also at the Institute of Painters in Oil-Colours and the Dudley Gallery, as well as at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, of which he was a member. He died at 63 Hanley Road, Hornsey Rise, London, on 12 Oct. 1889, and was buried in Highgate cemetery (Times, 28 Oct. 1889).

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