Bartholomew, Valentine (DNB00)

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BARTHOLOMEW, VALENTINE, flower painter (1799–1879), was born 18 Jan. 1799; in 1827 he married Miss Hullmandell, who died in January 1839. In the following year Mrs. Walter Turnbull, widow of the musical composer, became his second wife [see Bartholomew, Ann Charlotte]. Bartholomew was a member of the old Water Colour Society from 1835 until the time of his death. For many years he held the post of flower painter in ordinary to the Duchess of Kent and the present queen. He died in his eightieth year 21 March 1879.

[Cooper's Men of the Time, 9th ed.; Athenaeum, 29 March 1879.]

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