Henry Tanworth Wells, RA (Marylebone 1828 - Kensington 1903)
Art / Drawings and watercolours
Watercolour on paper
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Wightwick Manor, West Midlands (Accredited Museum)
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Watercolour on paper, Monaco Coastline by Henry Tanworth Wells, RA (Marylebone 1828 - Kensington 1903), dated "October 8th 1854". A watercolour of the beach and coastline near to Monaco, a sandy pathway through trees with a mountain to the right. Wells trained in Paris and in London at the painting school in Newman Street run by James Matthews Leigh (1808-1860), a painter of portraits and historical subjects. He exhibited 1846-1903 at the Royal Academy, British Institution, Society of British Artists and elsewhere. He painted miniatures until 1861 when he turned to portraiture in oils. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1866 and a member in 1870. He married the painter Joanna Mary Boyce and was thus G.P. Boyce's brother-in-law.
Bought by Lady Mander from Abbott and Holder,1969; transferred to the National Trust on the death of Rosalie Glynn Grylls, Lady Mander (1905 - 1988)
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Henry Tanworth Wells, RA (Marylebone 1828 - Kensington 1903), artist