EDMONDS, Francis W., artist,
b. in Hudson, N. ¥., 22 Nov., 1806 ; d. at his country-seat, Bronxville,
Westchester co., 7 Feb., 1863. He showed great love for art in his youth, but
was a bank cashier in his native city and in New York city till 1855. During
this time he studied at the National academy of design, and employed his leisure
with his pencil. In 1835 he sent to the academy, under an assumed name, his
first picture, " Sammy the Tailor." He was secretary from 1860 till
1863 of the American bank-note company, and his "BarnYard,"
"Sewing-Girl," "Grinding the Scythe," and "Mechanic"
were engraved on notes printed by that establishment. He was elected an
associate of the National academy in 1838, was afterward a trustee, and became
an academician in 1840. After this he studied in Europe, and on his return aided
in the establishment of the New York Gallery of fine arts. Among the better
known of his
pictures, besides those
named above, are "Dominie Sampson " (1837); "The City
and Country Beaux,""The Penny Paper" (1839) : "Sparkling
" (1840) ; "Vesuvius and Florence" (1844) : "Commodore
Trunion." "The Sleepy Student " (1846) ; " Trial of
Patience" (1848); " The Speculator" (1852) ; "Taking
the Census" (1854); "The Thirsty Drover" (1856) ; "Bargaining
" (1858) ; and "The New Bonnet" (1859).
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