(1800 - 1868)
George Cattermole was active/lived in United Kingdom. George Cattermole is known for figure, genre, interior paintings.
George Cattermole was born at Dickleburgh, in Norfolk. When he was fourteen he began working as an architectural and topographical designer for the antiquary John Britton. He became an associate of the Royal Watercolour Society in 1822 and a full member in 1833. In 1850 he abandoned the society, dedicating his attention to painting in oil.
At the Paris Exhibition of 1855 George Cattermole was honored with one of the five first-class gold medals awarded to British painters. He also received professional artistic honors in Amsterdam and in Belgium.
Among his leading works are The Murder of the Bishop of Liege, The Armourer (relating the Story of the Sword) and The Assassination of the Regent Murray by Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh. He was strongly influenced by the writing of Walter Scott whose work he also illustrated.
George Cattermole was an architectural draughtsman and topographer of the romantic movement,
and an illustrator and painter of historical genre. Between 1819 and 1827
he exhibited 105 works at the RA. He worked for many publishers and
illustrated for several of Dickens's novels. His studio sale was held at
Christie's in March 1869.