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      GB/NNAF/P300277
Bird, Edward (1772-1819) 

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities
English painter; born in Wolverhampton (2 April 1772); educated at the Free Grammar School, Wolverhampton; he was then apprenticed as a decorator with the firm of Taylor & Jones; at the age of 22, after unsuccessfully attempting to establish himself as an independent artist, he left Wolverhampton for Bristol; following a brief period in the Bristol japanned goods industry, he set up a practice as a drawing-master, which he continued to his death; about 1794 he married Martha, daughter of the engraver John Dodrell; in 1812 he was appointed as Historical Painter to Princess Charlotte; the same year he was elected Associate of the Royal Academy and in 1815 he became Member of the Royal Academy; died in Bristol (2 November 1819) bankrupt.

Thesaurus
GENRE PAINTERS

Relationships
Associate relationship with Rippingille, Edward Villiers (1798-1859)
Pupil or assistant


Archival Resources
Number noted: 3

Letter from, 1814
Held at: National Library of Scotland, Manuscripts Division
Document reference: MSS 3885

Letter to, 1814
Held at: National Library of Scotland, Manuscripts Division
Document reference: MSS 2257

Newspaper cuttings and correspondence concerning Bird, 1883-1886
Held at: Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies
Document reference: DX/174/16


Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55