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Henry Mark Anthony, 1817-1886

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1817
Place of Birth: Manchester
Date of Death: 1886.12.02
Place of Death: Hampstead, London

Identity:

H. Mark Anthony was a landscape painter.

Life:

Anthony originally studied medicine, before he decided to follow a career in art. He studied art under his cousin the landscape painter George Wilfred Anthony and in Paris from 1834 to 1840. He painted in Fontainebleau during this time, where he came into contact with Jules Dupré and Camille Corot. His works, which include The Lake at Killarney (1845), which was bought by Prince Albert, and Stratford-on-Avon (1855), were admired by Ford Madox Brown and the Pre-Raphaelites. He exhibited between 1837 and 1884 in London at the Royal Academy, Grosvenor Gallery and Suffolk Street Galleries, as well as in Liverpool at the Walker Art Gallery. He had a studio at The Lawn, Hampstead Heath, London that was built about 1858, and travelled widely in France and Spain. He apparently also dealt in violins.

Bibliography:

Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61; Johnson, J. and A. Gruetzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980; Walkley, Giles, Artists' houses in London 1764-1914, Aldershot, 1994.