|Father||Date of Birth||Mother||Date of Birth|
|James Robertson SWEET||12 Jun 1823||Annie LANG||abt 1828|
|Partner||Date of Birth||Children|
|Elizabeth Hamilton ROBERTSON||abt 1864||Anna SWEET |
|Birth||8 JUN 1852||Glasgow, Lanarkshire|
|Marriage||1896||Hamilton, Lanark, Lanark|
|Occupation||Clerk/ Landscape Painter|
|Death||26 Feb 1923||Hamilton, Lanark|
|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.|
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.
Scottish National Gallery
There are five paintings by this Geoarge Sweet on the BBC website:
|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
|1885 Valuations roll|