Museum curator, writer and painter, born in London, who studied at Oxford University, and in Paris including lessons from Carolus Duran. He became an expert on armoury, for many years curator of armouries at the Tower of London, from 1917–33 curator at Imperial War Museum. He lectured at Oxford University and wrote a series of books, including The Armourer and his Craft. Showed at RA, RBA, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and at Paris Salon. Lived finally in Oxford.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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