Joseph Murray Ince: Hay-on-Wye and the Brecon Beacons
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image courtesy of Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru/The National Library of Wales
Joseph Murray Ince (1806-1859) was a British painter known for his landscapes, drawings, and watercolours of local scenes in Wales and paintings of Cambridge and Oxford colleges. He was born in London and he spent his childhood in Presteigne in Radnorshire, Wales. Ince was certain of his future profession and as a career choice took immediately to painting. From 1823 to 1826 he was a pupil under the painter David Cox, and in 1826 he moved to London and exhibited at the Royal Academy.
He painted many maritime and rural scenes including harvesting and woodcutting showing contemporary people and their animals. In the 1830s he made many architectural drawings and views of the colleges in Oxford and Cambridge, and became a drawing master at Cambridge University. He died in 1859, and was buried in Kensal Green cemetery, London.
the above text appears on the back of the card HC-1198: card size 7" x 5" (178mm x 127mm)