SARTORIUS, English family of painters

Immortalized by Ellis Waterhouse as the 'Sartorius tribe', most of the members of these three generations of minor painters specialized in sporting art. As a whole the family was notably adept in maintaining a lucrative network of patronage. The success of the Sartorius family was due as much to their central position in London and their marketing powers as to their ability as painters. Today the name is foremost in many people's minds because of the quantity of their work.

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