Artist: Frederic Rhenius Coles

Date of Birth:
1854
Floreat:
1873-1889
Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:

Moved to Kirkcudbright.  Lived at The Hermitage, Tongland (now Glenauld).  Returned to Edinburgh to be keeper of Queen Street Museum.

Exhibited At:

Royal Scottish Academy

Associates:

E A Hornel, T B Blacklock and other Kirkcudbright artists.

Bibliography:

Tales of the Kirkcudbright Artists, Haig Gordon, Kirkcudbright, 2006

Notes:

Father of the musician Cecil Coles.  Wrote the appreciation of John Faed in the Kirkcudbrightshire Advertiser, following his death in 1902.  Marrried Thomas Bromley Blacklock's sister.  This was his second marriage.

 

Closely involved in the local archaeological investigations of the time, which influenced Hornel and Henry with particular reference to their The Druids, Bringing Home the Mistletoe.

 

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