Károly Brocky, or Charles Brocky, who was born at Banat, in Hungary,
in 1808, was the son of a hairdresser, who died whilst his son was
still young. To gain a living the youth joined a body of strolling
actors. After passing through many vicissitudes, he was at length
placed in a free drawing school at Vienna, whence he went to Paris,
where he studied at the Louvre. When about thirty years of age he
visited London, where he took up his abode. His first contribution
to the Royal Academy was in 1839, and from that time he exhibited
portraits, ideal subjects, and miniatures on ivory somewhat
frequently; amongst others a 'Nymph ' (in oil) in 1850, and
'Spring,' 'Summer,' 'Autumn,' and 'Winter' in 1852. He died in 1855.
A sketch of his life by Norman Wilkinson was published in 1870.
Young Woman, Summer
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