Matthew Ridley Corbet
|Matthew Ridley Corbet|
Matthew Ridley Corbet, by John McLure Hamilton (1893)
20 May 1850 |
|Died||25 June 1902(aged 52)|
He was born on 20 May 1850 at South Willingham, Lincolnshire, was son of the Rev. Andrew Corbet and Marianne Ridley. He was educated at Cheltenham College, and coming to London entered the Royal Academy schools. 
He attended classes at the Slade School of Art under Alexander Davis Cooper and later at the Royal Academy Schools under Frederic Leighton, President of the Academy. Corbet went to Italy in 1880 and met Giovanni Costa, one of Leighton's friends in Rome. For the next three years he stayed and painted with Costa, eventually becoming one of the leading figures of the Macchiaioli school.
His Sunrise gained a bronze medal at the Paris Exhibition of 1889; and his Morning Glory (1894) and Val d'Arno Evening (1901), bought under the terms of the Chantrey Bequest, are now in the Tate Gallery.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Rolleston, Humphry Davy (1912). "Corbet, Matthew Ridley". In Sidney Lee. Dictionary of National Biography, 1912 supplement. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 416.
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