• Victorian and British Impressi auction at Christies

    Sale 5881

    Victorian and British Impressionist Pictures including Drawings and Watercolours

    18 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 28

    Henry Hetherington Emmerson (1831-1895)

    Spring

    Price Realised  

    Henry Hetherington Emmerson (1831-1895)
    Spring
    signed and dated 'H. Emmerson 1865' (lower right)
    oil on canvas, in a painted circle
    22¼ x 22 in. (56.5 x 55.9 cm.)


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    Emmerson was born in County Durham and studied in Newcastle with William Bell Scott. He remained devoted to the area and lived in Ebchester, Bywell, Whickham, Morpeth and Cullercoats. His reputation grew locally and his works still form a valuable nexus in the permanant inventories of public museums such as the Laing, Newcastle, York City Art Gallery, and a number of smaller, private collections. Emmerson also found fame in London, exhibiting 54 works at the Royal Academy between 1851-1893.

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