George Duncan Beechey

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George Duncan Beechey

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: London, UK
Death: December 6, 1852 (54)
Uttar Pradesh, India
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Son of Sir William Beechey and Anne Phyllis Beechey
Brother of Anne Phyllis Spencer; Frederick William Beechey; Anna Dodsworth Beechey; Charlotte Earl Beechey; William Nelson Beechey and 2 others
Half brother of Richard Brydges Beechey

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George Duncan Beechey

George Duncan Beechey was an English portrait painter, the fourth of Sir William Beechey’s eighteen children by Ann Phyllis Jessop (*3 August 1764), and a godson of George III. He was the brother of Captain Frederick William Beechey, admiral and painter Richard Brydges Beechey, and the portraitist Henry William Beechey.

His father’s position as royal portraitist afforded George Duncan favourable commissions from royal circles, two eminent sitters being Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex and Bowyer Edward Sparke (1759-1836), Bishop of Chester. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1817 and 1834.

He journeyed to Egypt from 1821 to 1822 and in the 1830s to India, and was appointed court painter to the Nawab of Awadh in Lucknow.

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George Duncan Beechey's Timeline

October 20, 1798
London, UK
December 6, 1852
Age 54
Uttar Pradesh, India