Bell, Alfred, 1832-95

See also Clayton and Bell.
A native of Silton, Dorset, he was recommended to be Scott’s pupil by his village vicar, H. Martin, for producing most remarkable productions, aged 14. He was Scott’s pupil in around 1849, working on the capitals of Hambury Church and the nave of St John’s, Church Row. He was an honorary member of the Spring Gardens Sketch Club and reverted to painting pre-1864. He worked in conjunction with Clayton on projects for Scott, for example, Salisbury, Chester and Gloucester Cathedrals.