Frederick William Quartley
b. 7 August 1808, d. 14 April 1875
- Frederick William Quartley was born circa August 1808 in Somerset, England.
- He was baptized/christened on 7 August 1808 in Bathwick St. Mary, Somerset, England.
- He married Mary Ann Folkard on 24 June 1834 in Saint Pancras, London, Middlesex, England, at Old Church.
- Frederick William Quartley and Mary Ann Folkard appeared in the British census of 6/7 June 1841 in Christ Church, Southwark, Surrey, England, at Bennett Street. Other members of the household included Arthur Quartley. Also in the household were children Frederick (age 6), Charles (4) and Ellen (3 months.)
- He was an engraver, according to the 1841 census.
- Frederick William Quartley and Mary Ann Folkard appeared in the British census of 30/31 March 1851 in Christ Church, Southwark, Surrey, England, at 18 Bennett Street. Other members of the household included Arthur Quartley. Also in the household were children Frederick J. (15), Charles (14), Ellen (10), Henry (7), William J. (2) and Mary A. S. (2 months), and one female domestic servant/.
- He was an engraver, according to the 1851 census.
- Frederick William Quartley became a widower at the circa 3 May 1851 death of his wife Mary Ann Folkard.
- He married Anastasia Mahar on 30 November 1853 in New York City, New York, at All Saints Church.
- Frederick William Quartley and Anastasia Mahar appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in New York City, New York. Also in the household were children Wm (age 22), Fred (16), Ed (10), Ann (9), Geo (7), Ada (5) and Kate (1).
- He was an engraver, according to the 1870 census.
- Frederick William Quartley died on 14 April 1875 at age 66 in Manhattan, New York.
- His wife Anastasia Mahar became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.
- The following appeared on 18 April 1875 in the New York Herald: Frederick W. Quartley. That dread disease, pneumonia, has carried away Mr. F. W. Quartley, an old and well known engraver of this city. He was born at Bath, England, in 1808, and came to this country twenty-four years ago, when he was employed by the publishers of Harper’s Weekly. He remained with them for twelve years, after which he was induced by the Appletons to work exclusively for their Journal and their book entitled “Picturesque America.” Deceased was considered one of the first in his profession, and his sudden demise is universally lamented.
- The following appeared in a New York newspaper: Frederick William Quartley, engraver, born in Bath, England, 5 July, 1808; died in New York city, 5 April, 187. He adopted the profession of wood-engraving at sixteen years of age, studied in Wales and in Paris, and in 1852 came to New York city, where he connected himself with several publishing-houses. His best-known work is in "Picturesque America" (New York, 1872), and "Picturesque Europe" (1875). He also painted with some success. Among his pictures are " Niagara Falls," "Butter-Milk Falls," and "Catskill Falls." --His son, Arthur, artist, born in Paris, France, 24 May, 1839; died in New York city, 19 May, 1886. When he was two years old he was taken to London, where in 1848-'50 he studied at Westminster. He came to the United States in 1851, settling in New York, where he was later apprenticed to a sign-painter. Until 1862 he followed his trade in New York, after which he went to Baltimore, engaging in business for ten years. Meanwhile for some time he had devoted his leisure hours to the study of painting, although he never had any instruction. He opened a studio in 1873, and two years later returned to New York. He improved rapidly, and soon took a high place among American marine-painters. He was elected an associate of the National academy in 1879, and an academician in 1886. In 1885 he visited Europe, remaining about one year, and returning a few months before his death. His more important paintings include "Morning Effect, North River " and "Close of a Stormy Day" (1877); "From a North River Pier-Head" and "An Afternoon in August" (1878); "Trinity from the River" (1880) ; "Queen's Birthday " (1883); and "Lofty and Lowly" and "Dignity and Impudence" (1884).
- The following appeared on 11 September 1900 in the New York Herald: [Died] On Sunday, September 9, Ann Quartley, widow of Frederick William quartley. Funeral from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Dunham Wheeler, Amityville, L. I., on Tuesday, September 11, at one o'clock.
- Last Edited: 24 Jul 2017
Family 1: Mary Ann Folkard b. 17 December 1811, d. circa 3 May 1851
- Arthur Quartley+ b. 24 May 1839, d. 19 May 1886