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Robert Sauber

(1868-1936), Painter and illustrator

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Robert Sauber, by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax25169

Robert Sauber

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
bromide print, 1904
NPG Ax25169

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T Seymour

23 February 2021, 22:38

Robert Sauber painted my grandfather
Thomas Evelyn Ellis, Lord Howard de Walden (1880-1946) in Elizabethan guise in a cloak with apricot lining (his racing colours) for his then home at Audley End, and the painting hangs at Dean Castle Kilmarnock
Sauber may or may not also have been commisisoned to do work at his London home - 37 Seafiord House, 37 Belgrave Square at some point between 1901 and 1906. Can anyone help ?
And can anyone explain whether Marie Ellis, Sauber's wife, wife was related ?

David Eustace

24 January 2018, 19:10

Hello, Robert Herman Sauber's mother Emily Hancock was my Great Great Grandmother's first cousin. R.H. Sauber's mother was Emily Hancock the daughter of artist Charles Hancock 1802-1877. His father was a German emigree to England A. Hermann Sauber. Robert H. Sauber was born in London in 1866 and studied at the Julliene School of Art in Paris and also studied in Vienna. He was an artist/illustrator, and opened a school for artists in his Kensington studios that was unfortunately destroyed along with many of his portraits and works of art due to enemy action in WWI. He and his wife Marie(nee Ellis), a sculptor, purchased a large waterfront villa in Monte Carlo named Villa Sauber. It was willed to charity by 'Marie" Sauber in 1936 at the time of her death, and is now a national museum in Monte Carlo and valued for it's architecture. The couple died childless but doted on Robert Sauber's only Niece "Kitty" Wooliscroft who was the daughter of his sister Emily and her husband Doctor William Wooliscroft . In latter life R.H. Sauber painted murals and frescoes on ceilings and walls of large homes in the Midlands and North of England.

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