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Henry John Yeend King - 1906 Watercolour, Portrait of Young Woman

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Henry John Yeend King - Original 1906 Watercolour. With some gouache body colour. Signed and dated. In fine condition.

Henry John Yeend King (1855-1924) was an important Victorian genre and landscape artist. He was born in London on August 21, 1855 and began his education as a choirboy at the Temple Church. ne of the stained-glass windows.' The idea of doing such a thing had never occurred to me.” He continued his schooling at the Philological School before being apprenticed to O'Connor's, the glass painters, of Bernes St., London for three years. After working at O'Connor's he went to study painting under the Victorian artist William Bromley, RBA, and then he travelled to Paris to study under Leon Bonnat (1833 - 1922) and Fernand Cormon (1854 - 1924). His academic training in Paris, along with a definite influence of the French Realists and Impressionists, helped mould his fully matured style of carefully modelled figures, plain air technique and bold colouration. Yeend King lived in London for most of his life however, like many of his contemporaries his heart was 'in the country'. He travelled extensively throughout England and France in search of suitable subject matter. In 1885 he wrote and illustrated an article entitled "A Round in France" for The Magazine of Art - giving both a visual and written tour of the French countryside leading to Brittany. His specialty was scenes of rustic genre and the countryside - almost never showing the heavily industrialized cities. In 1881 he married Edith Lilian Atkinson, daughter of T.L. Atkinson (the mezzotint engraver), and they had one daughter - Lilian (who became an artist). In 1879, he was elected to the Royal Society of British Artist (RBA) and in 1886 he was elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour (of which he later became vice-president). He was also a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Oil-Colours and was a frequent exhibitor at all the major exhibition halls; showing 115 works at the RBA, 38 at the RI and 94 at the Royal Academy. Yeend King also exhibited paintings throughout Europe and the United States - winning medals in Paris, Berlin and Chicago.

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25.5 x 16.4cm (10" x 6.5")

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Code ms028
Artist Henry John Yeend King
Date 1906
Dimensions 25.5 x 16.4cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Impressionism
Subject Portrait
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