Watercolourist George Bryant Campion initially specialised in topographical views, first exhibiting in 1829. In 1834 he became a member of the New Watercolour Society, where he exhibited c.400 works and served as vice-president (1839-41). From 1841 he was a drawing instructor at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Later in his career he specialised in military subjects and studies of uniforms. His lithographs include 17 plates for ‘The History of the Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners’ (1855). He also painted the army training camp at Cobham for Queen Victoria and two of his watercolours of the review of Household Troops at Windsor (1869) were purchased by Prince Arthur. He was married with three children. He died Woolwich, aged about 74.
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