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