Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), Artist and picture dealer
Artist of 3 portraits
Charles Fairfax Murray started work as a draughtsman in an engineering company. He became a studio assistant to Edward Burne-Jones in around 1866, and soon afterwards also began working for William Morris, designing stained glass windows. Murray came to the attention of Ruskin, who hired him as a copyist, and sent him to Italy to copy Old Master paintings. Murray moved to Florence in 1878 and continued to work for Ruskin until 1883. Although he did produce some of his own paintings, Murray is mainly remembered as an art dealer, connoisseur and buyer, for public museums as well as for private collectors.