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Last NameBeechey    
Given NameFrederick William    
alt. NamesF. W. B. ;    
MarriageCharlotte Stapleton in 1828    
Children5 daughters: landscape painter Frances Anne (1838-1919) = Mrs. Hopkins    
Year born1796 in London    
Year died1856    
Place of deathLondon    
Father's occupationcourt portraitist Sir Henry William Beechey (1753-1839) ; miniature painter Ann Phyllis Jessop (1764-1833) (mother)    
Relatives15 siblings + 5 half-siblings, among artists: George Duncan, Henry W, Richard Brydges, Augusta (1812-), Fredericka Anne (1814-); S.R (1822-1859 fl.)     
Educationpainting from John Christian Schetky at Royal Naval School Portsmouth,     
Country of ActivityIreland    
Worked forFrederick William Beechey: Narrative Voyage Beering's Strait (1831) ; Gentleman's Magazin (1857) ; Illustrated London News (6 December 1856) ;    
PatronageWilliam Edward Parry (1790-1855) ; British Navy ; Capt. John Franklin ;    
CollaboratorsWilliam Smyth ; Henry William Beechey ; G. B. Sowerby ;    
Techniquesmarine, zoological, and natural painting, watercolor, and drawing    
Sample(s)    
Archival sources    
Published sourcesAKL 8 1994: 227 ; Sonia S. Bershad: drawings watercolours FWB, in: Arctic 33 / 1 (1980): 117-67 ;    
other1818 draughtsman on board HMS Trent; HMS Hecla, 1825 captain of HMS Blossom to Pacific & Behring Straits 1825-8; North Africa, Pacific, rear-admiral, lieutenant.    
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