Minehead and Dunster Castle, Somerset

Name: Agnew's Gallery
Gender: N/A
Relationship: Previous owner, Previous owner, Previous owner
Nationality: unknown or unrecorded
Date of birth: unknown or unrecorded
Place of birth: unknown or unrecorded
Date of death: unknown or unrecorded
Place of death: unknown or unrecorded
Cause of death: unknown or unrecorded
Brief biography: Former art dealers and print publishers (1817 - 2013)
Further information: Thomas Agnew took over sole control of an art dealers founded by Vittore Zanetti (dates unrecorded) in Manchester in 1835. The company had originally been set up in 1817. Agnew renamed it 'Thomas Agnew and Sons'. The firm specialised in old master pa... more

Name: William Hesketh Lever
Gender: Male
Relationship: Previous owner
Nationality: British
Date of birth: 1851-09-19
Place of birth: Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Lancashire: Bolton
Date of death: 1925-05-07
Place of death: Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Greater London: Hampstead
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Brief biography: 1st Viscount Leverhulme (1851 - 1925), English industrialist and philanthropist who founded the Lady Lever Art Gallery in 1922
Further information: William Hesketh Lever was a multimillionaire businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He was born in Bolton, the son of a wholesale grocer. He left school at 16 to join the family firm which he expanded and transformed. In 1884 he decided to foc... more

Name: John Morley
Gender: Male
Relationship: Previous owner
Nationality: unknown or unrecorded
Date of birth: unknown or unrecorded
Place of birth: unknown or unrecorded
Date of death: 1896
Place of death: unknown or unrecorded
Cause of death: unknown or unrecorded
Brief biography: 19th- century art collector
Further information: Formerly of Upper Clapton. A previous ownder of 'Minehead and Dunster Castle, Somerset' by JMW Turner in the collection of the Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Name: James Orrock
Gender: Male
Relationship: Previous owner
Nationality: British: Scottish
Date of birth: 1829
Place of birth: Europe: Northern Europe: UK: Scotland: Midlothian: Edinburgh
Date of death: 1913-05-10
Place of death: Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: London
Cause of death: unknown or unrecorded
Brief biography: British artist and collector (1829-1913), occasional art dealer, former surgeon-dentist and probably an art forger
Further information: Orrock originally trained and qualified as a dentist in his home town of Edinburgh. He then moved to Nottingham where he set up his practice and later worked at the Nottingham School of Design, and began to buy some works of art. Orrock pursed a care... more

Name: A Smith
Gender: N/A
Relationship: Previous owner
Nationality: unknown or unrecorded
Date of birth: unknown or unrecorded
Place of birth: unknown or unrecorded
Date of death: unknown or unrecorded
Place of death: unknown or unrecorded
Cause of death: unknown or unrecorded
Brief biography: Late 19th and early 20th-century art collector or dealer
Further information: A former owner of 'Minehead and Dunster Castle, Somerset' and 'Portsmouth, Hampshire', by JMW Turner, in the collection of the Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Name: Francis Stevenson
Gender: Male
Relationship: Previous owner
Nationality: unknown or unrecorded
Date of birth: unknown or unrecorded
Place of birth: unknown or unrecorded
Date of death: unknown or unrecorded
Place of death: unknown or unrecorded
Cause of death: unknown or unrecorded
Brief biography: Late 19th and ealy 20th-century art collector
Further information: Little is known about Francis Stevenson but he appears to have been an avid collector of works by JMW Turner (1775 - 1851).

Name: Joseph Mallord William Turner
Gender: Male
Relationship: Maker
Nationality: British: English
Date of birth: 1775-05-23 probably
Place of birth: Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: London: City of Westminster: Covent Garden
Date of death: 1851-12-19
Place of death: Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: London: Kensington and Chelsea: Chelsea
Cause of death: unknown or unrecorded
Brief biography: British landscape painter and printmaker (1775 - 1851)
Further information: Turner is regarded as one of the greatest British artists of all time. He helped transform British art and raise landscape painting from ‘superior wallpaper’ to the defining genre of the period.

His long artistic career began at the Royal Academy Sc... more