Charles Wellington Furse

(British, 1868-1904)

The son of C.W. Furse, archdeacon of Westminster, Charles Wellington Furse entered the Slade School of Art in 1884, winning the Slade scholarship the following year. The young artist completed his education at Julian’s atelier in Paris and then opened a portrait studio in Chelsea in the early 1890s. By the turn of the century, he had gained a reputation as a highly successful
portrait painter. Particularly adept at painting horses, the hardworking Furse was frequently interrupted by spells of illness. In the same year he became an elected associate of the Royal Academy, the artist succumbed to tuberculosis.

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