Julius Caesar Ibbetson View of Rosslyn Castle from the Grounds of Sheriff Clerk (Mavisbank) 1803


Born 1759
Died 1817
Nationality English
Birth place Farnley
Death place Masham

Allegedly named because of his birth by caesarean section, Julius Caesar Ibbetson attempted through his life to hide his middle name. He was initially apprenticed to a ship painter in Hull where he also worked as a theatre scene painter before moving to London in 1777. He was a self-taught artist, exhibiting landscape and genre scenes at the Royal Academy over a thirty year period, working across Britain.