Charles Fairfax Murray (Biographical details)

Charles Fairfax Murray (painter/draughtsman; dealer/auction house; British; Male; 1849 - 1919)

Also known as

Fairfax Murray, Charles; Murray, Charles Fairfax

Biography

Painter, notably of portraits, associated with the Pre-Raphaelite School; worked as a copyist of Old Master paintings for Ruskin (q.v.) in Italy 1875-85. Later a highly successful dealer. In 1909 sold 1,400 old master drawings to J. Pierpont Morgan (now in the Morgan Library). Much else sold in Paris in 1914.

Bibliography

DNB
D.B. Elliott, 'Charles Fairfax Murray: The Unknown Pre-Raphaelite', 2000
Mark Westgarth, 'Biographical dictionary of XIXc antique and curiosity dealers', 2009 p.140