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Frederick Henry Henshaw, Travellers

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
Trewithen
Title(s)
Travellers
Date
c.1838
Medium and support
Oil on panel
Dimensions
Overall height: 58 cm, Overall width: 43 cm
Artist
Frederick Henry Henshaw (1807-1891)
Catalogue Number
TN83

Description

Frederick Henshaw was born in Harborne, south-west Birmingham. He trained under the landscape painter Joseph Vincent Barber (1788–1838), who ran a drawing academy and an academy of life drawing in Birmingham. Henshaw travelled widely throughout the British Isles and in 1838 made a tour of Italy, which resulted in a number of Italianate landscapes, including views of Tivoli, Sarzana and presumably the present picture. In 1840 Henshaw moved to Small Heath, on the outskirts of Birmingham, where he spent the rest of his life. He was closely involved with the Birmingham Society of Arts, which he joined in 1826. Henshaw became honorary secretary from 1842 to 1847 and remained actively involved as a trustee until his death in 1891.1

by Martin Postle

Footnotes

  1. Brendan Flynn, RBSA. A Place for Art: The Story of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham: Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, 2014, pp. 70–4.

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