Joseph Murray Ince
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Joseph Murray Ince (1806 – 1859) was a Welsh painter.
Joseph Murray Ince was born in 1806 (some say in London) and he spent his childhood in Presteigne in Radnorshire. Ince was certain of his career and as a career choice took immediately to painting. FRom 1823 to 1826 he was a pupil under the painter David Cox. In 1826 he moved and exhibited at the Royal Academy. Later he was chosen at the British Institution opr at other galleries.
In 1832 he made many architectural drawings and views of the colleges in Oxford and Cambridge. Ince was a drawing master at Cambridge University in the 1830s. Ince married in 1834 but lost his wife in childbirth. About 1835 he returned to Presteign, where he spent the majority of his time, but he had to keep contact with his customers as well in London. He had inherited some property from his parents which supplemented the good income that he made from his painting. He painted many maritime and rural scenes including harvesting and woodcutting showing contemporary people and their animals.
Ince died on 24 September 1859, and was buried in Kensal Green cemetery, London. Ince was a good painter of landscape in water-colours. There are examples of his drawings at the South Kensington Museum, and in the print room at the British Museum.
He has a blue plaque on his former house in Powys and a monument was erected to his memory at Presteigne.
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