Henshaw, Frederick Henry (1807-1891)

Henshaw, Frederick Henry (1807-1891)
Henshaw, Frederick Henry (1807-1891)

Frederick Henry Henshaw was an accomplished landscape painter and a popular character. Hailing from Harbourne, Birmingham, he trained under the eminent Joseph Vincent Barber (1788-1838) and exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy.

Henshaw was a keen admirer of John Constable and often painted dense English woodland and majestic rolling hills.

Today, his works are held within several public collections including Birmingham Museum, Sheffield Museum, York Art Gallery, and the National Trust.


Born in Harborne, Birmingham, England.

Studied under Joseph Vincent Barber (1788-1838).


Became a member of the Birmingham Society of Arts.


Debuted at the Royal Academy of Arts, London with four works:

  • Near Dolgelly; morning.
  • Vale Crucis Abbey, near Llangollen; morning.
  • A canal bank - moonlight.
  • Bala Lake.

    He continued to exhibit at the Royal Academy until 1864.


    Toured Italy.


    Moved to Small Heath, Birmingham.



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