Charles J. Samuel Kelsey
Born 1820 (Circa)
Died 1888 (Probable)
Active: 1840 - 1877
Country of birth and death: England
Born in Fulham, London. He was the son of James Kelsey, an architectural sculptor active in the 1840s. Charles trained in his father's workshop and was apprenticed to John Kelsey, a bricklayer of Rotherhithe in 1834.
In 1843 Kelsey entered the Royal Academy Schools on the recommendation of William Etty. At various times in the 1840s and 1850s he lived and worked in Liverpool. In his latter years he seems to have taken pupils (see Census Returns of 1881) whilst also continuing to work as an architectural sculptor (see Roscoe, 2009).
Exhibitions, Meetings, Awards and other Events
Exhibited at The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts (Summer Exhibition), 1768-
1840 - 1877
Exhibited 11 times (5 times after 1851), one work on each occasion.
Institutional and Business Connections
Traded as Charles Kelsey
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851
Class: HO107; Piece: 2183; Folio: 497; Page: 36; GSU roll: 87185-87187
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861
RG09 piece 97 folio 147 page 32
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881
Class: RG11; Piece: 181; Folio: 112; Page: 55; GSU roll: 1341039
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915
Name: Charles Samuel Kelsey Estimated birth year: abt 1820 Year of Registration: 1888 Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec Age at Death: 68 District: Pancras (1837-1901) County: London, Middlesex Volume: 1b Page: 8
Citing this record
'Charles J. Samuel Kelsey', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=ann_1278168415, accessed 22 May 2013]