Myles Birket Foster
(1825-1899)

Died aged c. 74

Myles Birket Foster (4 February 1825 – 27 March 1899) was a popular English illustrator, watercolour artist and engraver in the Victorian period. His name is also to be found as Myles Birkett Foster.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Simply Jan on Flickr
Simply Jan on Flickr
Michael Brady on Wikimedia Commons

Bonchurch Shore A much favoured resort for many early English water-colour artists including: Clarkson Stanfield 1793 - 1867 Edward W. Cooke 1811 - 1880 Thomas M. Richardson Jnr. 1813 - 1890 Thomas C. L. Rowbotham 1823 - 1875 Myles B. Foster 1825 - 1899 Ernest A. Waterlow 1850 - 1919 who were inspired to paint here during the 19th century

Seaside Cottage, Bonchurch Shore, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom where they was inspired to paint

While staying in this house Charles Dickens (English novelist) wrote part of "David Copperfield" in 1849. Myles Birket Foster (watercolour artist) painted "On The Shore, Bonchurch" in 1862. William Adams (Christian scholar, author of "The Sacred Allegories") lived here from 1843 until his death in 1848

Shore Road, Bonchurch, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom where they painted "On The Shore, Bonchurch" (1862)

The birthplace of Birket Foster, landscape painter 1825-1899. “Unto each man his handiwork, unto each his crown the just Fate gives.”

2 Rosella Place, North Shields, United Kingdom where they was born (1825)