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ANTHONY , HENRY MARK ( 1817 - 1886 ), landscape painter .

Born at Manchester , of Welsh descent. His family moved to Cowbridge, Glam. , where, at the age of 16, he was apprenticed to a physician . Inheriting private means he gave up the profession of medicine and spent about ten years on the Continent studying art . During those years he came under the influence of Corot and Jules Dupré . Between 1837 and 1884 he exhibited 129 pictures, that shown at the Royal Academy in 1837 being ‘ A view on the Rhaidha [sic] Glamorganshire .’ Amongst examples of his work in the National Museum of Wales is a view of Tintern abbey . From 1858 Anthony resided at Hampstead , where he d. 2 Dec. 1886 .

Sources:

  • T. M. Rees , Welsh painters, engravers and sculptors, 1527–1911 , 1912 ;
  • T. M. Rees , Notable Welshmen (1700–1900) , 1908 ;
  • Michael Bryan , Bryan's dictionary of painters and engravers , 1930 , 43;
  • Benezit , Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs & graveurs des tous les temps et de tous les pays , Paris , 1948 , i, 194;
  • National Museum of Wales, Catalogue of the pictures and sculpture exihibited in the Cardiff collections Trinity Street , Cardiff, 1914 .

Author:

Mary Gwyneth Lewis, (1912-99), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959