John Fulleylove

1845 - 1908

John Fulleylove was born in Leicester, the son of a carriage maker. He was initially apprenticed to an architect before deciding to concentrate on his work as a watercolour artist and illustrator. From about 1871 he started to exhibit his work in London and thereafter exhibited widely in London and in the provinces, including a number of one-man shows at the Fine Art Society. In 1878 he married Elizabeth Sarah Elgood, the sister of the Leicester based watercolour artist George Samuel Elgood. A few years after their marriage they left Leicester for London, settling in a large fashionable house in Mecklenburgh Square, Boomsbury. In 1879 he was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and in 1883 a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He travelled to France, Italy, Greece and the Middle East, supplying illustrations for several books on the regions such as those published by A & C Black. The British Museum, London, hold a number of his watercolours and drawings.