Born in poor circumstances in 1830, Frederick Lee Bridell received no formal art training, yet at just 18 years, his natural talent was recognised by a travelling picture restorer, to whom he then became apprenticed. He travelled to Germany, and when released from his employer, he established his own studio in Southampton. On visiting Italy in 1858, he met and married Eliza Fox, also a painter, and daughter of William Johnson Fox MP. — C. Aitchison Hull

Biographical Material



Hull, C. Aitchison. Frederick Lee Bridell, 1830-1863. Leicester: Matador-Troubador Publishing Ltd, 2008.

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