Indermaur, John George (1818-1862)

Indermaur, John George (1818-1862)

John George Indermaur was a British artist predominantly known for genre painting and portraiture. He exhibited several works at the Royal Academy during the 1840s before moving to the South West. Born in London, his father, also John George, was a maker of fortepianos, the precursor to the modern grand. Artistry and craft were prevalent in the family.

Little is known of his training but his Academy debut arrived in 1842 with ‘Lorenzo and Jessica - Merchant of Venice’. This was followed by ‘The Love Letter’ in 1843, and ‘The Discovery’ two years’ later. His final exhibition piece, a portrait of ‘Miss Tyrrell’, was shown in 1847 before he moved to Exeter and began working for Great Western Railway. It’s unclear whether he continued to work as an artist beyond this point.

During the 1850s, he raised a family together with his wife, Mary - living in Bath and ultimately Bruton, Somerset, where he became a station master.


Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists.

Public Collections

Royal Academy.



Born in Soho, London, to John George Indermaur, a pianoforte maker, and Sophia Indermaur (nee Hill).


Married Mary Staple on the Isle of Thanet, Kent.
Lived at Carburton Street, Fitzroy Square, London, with Elizabeth Indermaur and Herman Lindermaur, a pianoforte maker. Occupation listed as Clerk.


Debuted at the Royal Academy with ‘Lorenzo and Jessica - Merchant of Venice’. He exhibited a total of four works between 1842 and 1847.


Address given as 8 Howland Street, Fitzroy Square, London, at the Royal Academy.


Address given as 37 London Street, Fitzroy Square, London, at the Royal Academy.
‘Group of Children’, a watercolour, shown at the Royal Society of British Artists (Suffolk Street).
Moved to Exeter, Devon and began working for Great Western Railway.


Lived in Lyncombe, Bath with his wife, daughter, and widowed mother. Employed as a clerk for Great Western Railway.

C. 1856

Moved to Bruton, Somerset.


Lived in Bruton with his wife, four daughters, two sons, and a servant. Employed as a station master for Great Western Railway.


Died in Bruton.

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