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Joseph John Ridgard Bagshawe (1870-1909)

Joseph John Ridgard Bagshawe was a British marine painter. Born in Hampstead, London, in 1870 to a prominent Catholic family he was educated at Beaumont college before studying at the Royal College of Art (under Hubert Vos) and, later, in Bruges (under Edmond van Hove). A family holiday to Whitby in 1896 seems to have influenced Bagshawe who moved there permantently in 1901. He was a founding member of the Staithes Group and a keen yachtsman and, perhaps because of that passion, his paintings of sea and ships are said to be the most accurate and realistic of the Staithes group artists.  Bagshawe exhibited widely including at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists (elected a member in 1904), the Royal Institute of Painters in Oils, Manchester Art Gallery, the Walker Gallery, Liverpool, and the Staithes Art Club.