G. A. Storey, by Himself (aged 19; Storey, facing p. 109).

Now, whether my name will ever be written in history or whether it will be rubbed out from the scroll of painters, I must leave an open question — I would rather not inquire too much. But that I was, when I painted my "early works," full of hope and ambition, I will not deny, and also that I painted from my heart and took the greatest delight in the achievements of those whose names have come down to us surrounded by a nimbus. — Storey, p. 109

In my own art I had tried the sad, the sentimental, the historical, and works of high aim, such as Saints and Holy Families, besides landscapes and nude figures, all with very modified success as far as salary went. At last, upon going to Hever ... I found a part that suited me in my "Polite Gentlemen" or "After You," and the "Children at Breakfast." I took pleasure in painting both these pictures, and as a farther proof that my performance was satisfactory, my salary was raised. — Storey, p. 339

Biographical Material



Dafforne, James. "The Works of George Adolphus Storey." The Art Journal New Series XIV (1875):173-76.

Fenn, William Wilthew. "A Painter of Prettines." The Magazine of Art VI (1883): 353-58.

Margaux, Adrian. "The Art of Mr. G. A. Storey, A.R. A." The Windsor Magazine XXII (1905): 613-27.

Morris, Edward. Victorian & Edwardian Paintings in the Walker Art Gallery & at Sudley House. London: HMSO Publications, 1996, 524-27.

Storey, G. A. Sketches from Memory. London: Chatto and Windus, 1899. Internet Archive, from a copy in the University of California Libraries. Web. 23 September 2023.

Created 23 September 2023