Charles Bilger Spalding (1810-1871)
He was a painter of sporting and country scenes was born in Reading. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1840 and worked for the publisher S&J Fuller contributing a portrait of Satirist the 1841 St Leger winner to their series of Winners of the Great St Leger, Doncaster. He contributed twenty-five subjects to The Sporting Magazine including ‘Indian Scenes’ although there is no evidence that Spalding ever visited India. He died at Southampton on the 10th of August 1871.
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