Whichelo, C. John M. (DNB00)

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WHICHELO, C. JOHN M. (d. 1865), watercolour-painter, is said to have been a pupil of John Varley [q. v.], but his manner suggests rather the influence of Joshua Cristall [q. v.] His earliest work was of a purely topographical character, and some of his drawings were engraved for Wilkinson's ‘Londina Illustrata’ and Brayley's ‘Beauties of England and Wales.’ He began to exhibit at the Royal Academy in 1810, sending chiefly marine views, and for a few years held the appointment of marine painter to the prince regent. In 1823 Whichelo became an associate of the Watercolour Society, and for forty years he was a regular contributor to its exhibitions, his subjects being mainly representations of English coast and harbour scenery, with a few views on Dutch rivers. He usually signed his drawings ‘John Whichelo.’ He died in September 1865.

[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Roget's Hist. of the ‘Old Watercolour’ Society.]

F. M. O'D.