Edward Hassell, 1811-1852
Source: H.L. Mallalieu, Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists up to 1920, Antique Collectors' Club 1976
- Artist who painted St Giles
- Edward Hassell came to Ashtead at least in 1827 and 1831, conveniently either side of the major work at St Giles' Church.
His father John Hassell 1767-1825, came in at least 1816 and 1824.
There are pictures in the Lambeth Archives at the
Minet Library from 1824, 1827 and 1831.
Mostly these are just individual items, like the font, but there is a view of inside St Giles' (with the old east window) from 1827 and another of the new east window from 1831
- For some examples of Edward Hassell's work go to Guildhall Library Print Room and the Guildhall Art Gallery
and search for Edward Hassell.
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- He was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists from 1841 and became its secretary.
He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the British Institution.
As well as for his landscapes and topographical views, he was noted for his gothic interiors.