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Arthur Merric Boyd (1862-1940), son of Captain John Theodore Thomas Boyd and his wife Lucy Charlotte Martin was born in New Zealand.  He was a highly regarded painter of his day, and an artist of charm and ability, who painted best in water-colour, without reaching the heights of his contemporaries in the Heidelberg school. While he was friendly with Frederick McCubbin and E. Phillips Fox, he did not associate much with other artists. According to his son Martin (1893-1972), the novelist, Arthur Merric Boyd was, if a little remote, just and generous, with a tolerant and enlightened way of bringing up children.

Arthur Merric Boyd (1862-1940) married Emma Minnie Beckett (1858-1936) on 14 January 1886. She was second daughter of William Arthur Beckett and his wife of Emma Mills Beckett. Emma Minnie was a successful painter  and the heiress of her grandfather John Mills fortune. They came to Melbourne in the mid 1870s and settled at Brighton and had five children.

They both exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1891 after which they moved briefly to Paris. On their return to Melbourne in 1894 they lived at Sandringham. In 1898 their works were included in the Exhibition of Australian Art in London at the Grafton Galleries. The family travelled overseas from time to time, and spent summers in Tasmania where the scenery inspired some of Boyd's best work; they exhibited regularly with the Victorian Artists' Society.  Many critics believe that Emma Minnie Beckett work to be superior to her husband's Arthur Merric Boyd (1862-1940).

After Emma Minnie Beckett death at Sandringham on 13 September 1936, her husband Arthur Merric Boyd (1862-1940) lived at Rosebud where he was often joined by his grandson Arthur Boyd (1920-1999) to whom he gave painting lessons.

It can be said that the Boyd artistic dynasty really begin with the 14 January 1886 marriage of Emma Minnie Beckett  (1858-1936) and Arthur Merric Boyd (1862-1940), both established painters at the time of their marriage. They had five children, including William Merric Boyd (1888-1959), known as Merric Boyd, who become father of Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd, known as Arthur Boyd (1920-1999).

The Boyd's, A Family Biography, Sydney Morning Herald, May 18 2000

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