Harvey, Sir George

Harvey, Sir George a Scottish painter, was born at St. Ninians, near Stirling, in February 1806. He was educated in art in the Trustees' Academy at Edinburgh, and in 1826 became an associate of the Scottish Academy; in 1829 was elected a fellow, and in 1864 became its president. He received the honor of knighthood in 1867, and died at Edinburgh, January 22, 1876. His best pictures are those depicting historical episodes in religions history from a puritan or evangelical standpoint, such as Covenanters Preaching; Covenanters' Communion; John Bunyan and his Blind Daughter; Sabbath

Evening; The Quitting of the Manse. He was also equally successful in subjects not directly religious. See Encyclop. Brit. 9th ed. s.v.

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