Benjamin Aylett Branfill

Date of birth
26 Feb 1828
Date of death
09 Jan 1899
Biography
BRANFILL, Col Benjamin Aylett 1828–1899
Lieut Col in the 10th Hussars and formerly Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General in Ireland: Squire of Upminster Hall, Sussex. Arrived Nelson in the 1880s and lived in Brook Valley: was instructor and critic to the Bishopdale Sketching Club, now the Nelson Suter Art Society, and did much for art in Nelson. Was one of the early trustees of the Suter Art Gallery. Listed as Nelson artist 1896–99, Wise's. Exhibited with Fine Arts Assoc. Wtn 1883, 1884, with NZ Academy of Fine Arts Wtn 1890–97, and NZ Industrial Ex. Wtn 1885. Represented in Suter.

Source Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook
BRANFILL, Col Benjamin Aylett 1828–1899
http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-PlaNine-t1-body-d1-d161.html

Share

Made by this person

Subject is this person