Sweet Family West of Scotland

George SWEET

Person Chart

Parents

Father Date of Birth Mother Date of Birth
James Robertson SWEET 12 Jun 1823 Annie LANG abt 1828

Partners

Partner Date of Birth Children
Elizabeth Hamilton ROBERTSON abt 1864 Anna SWEET
Jessie SWEET

Person Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Birth 8 JUN 1852 Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Marriage 1896 Hamilton, Lanark, Lanark
Death 26 Feb 1923 Hamilton, Lanark

Notes

1881 census: there is a George Sweet unmarried staying at 97 Kenmuir Street, Govan, Lanark. The age is right for ths George. He was still single and so quite possibly taking lodgings.

1885 Valuations roll (no detail viewed): there is a George Sweet renting a house at 105 St Andrews Road, Govan. Again this could be him.

1895 Valuations roll: George is a tenant occupier of 1 Quarry Street, Hamilton VR/38/13/612

1891 census at 1 Quarry Place, Hamilton George Sweet head, unmarried aged 38 Occupation: Landscape Artist working on his own account and born in Lanarkshire, Glasgow.

1901 census at 1 Quarry Place, Hamilton.
George Sweet Head married Landscape painter aged 48 born in Glasgow
Elizabeth Sweet wife aged 37 born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Anna Sweet daughter aged 4 born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Jessie Sweet aged 0 born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Glasgow PO Directory for at least (I did not check all entries) 1882-83 he was at 136 Eaglesham Street and 1885-86 he was at 105 St Andrews Road, Pollokshields. He is listed as an artist.
https://archive.org/stream/exhibitionillust00glas#page/300/mode/2up/search/sweet
Exhibition Illustrative of Old Glasgow 1894
Lent by JB Fleming
On the Kelvin. Oil By George Sweet
Landscape artist: letter from National Gallery:
Thank you for your email. George Sweet is not represented in our art collection but I have found a short reference on page 550 of The Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture by Peter J. M. McEwan (2nd edition) 2004. George Sweet was a minor Glasgow landscape painter active between 1876 until he died 1923. He was a member of the Hamilton Art Club and exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy and Glasgow Institute. He was from Polloksheilds and moved to Hamilton.

I hope this information will help your research.

Kind regards,
Kerry.

Kerry Eldon
Librarian
Scottish National Gallery
The Mound
Edinburgh
EH2 2EL

There are five paintings by this Geoarge Sweet on the BBC website:
http://artuk.org/discover/artists/sweet-george-18521923

Sources

Description
1885 Valuations roll

Media

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George Sweet paintings