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George Redford, 1816-1895

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1816
Place of Birth: Uxbridge
Date of Death: 1895
Place of Death:

Identity:

George Redford, FRCS, was the art and sales correspondent of the London Times. He was married to Elizabeth E. Redford.

Life:

He was devoted to art and music. He was connected with the Crystal Palace, the 1857 Manchester Art Treasures and the 1868 Leeds International Exhibition. He wrote a number of books on art including A Manual of sculptures, Egyptian, Assyrian, Greek, Roman (1882, second edition 1886, his most praised work, and Art Sales. A History of the sale of pictures, 1888. His art library was sold by Christie's, London, on 18 March 1890.

He may have known JW in the mid-seventies, when his name appears in an address book (#12714).

Bibliography:

Cricklewood Post Office Directory for Essex, Middlesex, Kent, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Sussex, 1866; Kelly's Directory of Essex, Hertfordshire and Middlesex, 1886; Monro, Thomas Kirkpatrick, The Physician as man of letters, science and action, 1951.